[ntp:questions] NTP 4.2.8p10 released

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at burnicki.net
Thu Mar 23 21:49:50 UTC 2017


Magnus Danielson wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On 03/23/2017 05:12 PM, Martin Burnicki wrote:
>> Magnus Danielson schrieb:
>>> Hi Martin,
>>>
>>> On 03/23/2017 03:25 PM, Martin Burnicki wrote:
>>>> Hi Magnus,
>>>>
>>>> Magnus Danielson wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> On 03/22/2017 02:27 PM, David Taylor wrote:
>>>>>> NTP 4.2.8p10 released
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Windows binaries working on Windows-XP SP3 & later - download:
>>>>>> http://www.satsignal.eu/ntp/x86/index.html
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Source: http://archive.ntp.org/ntp4/ntp-4.2/ntp-4.2.8p10.tar.gz
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Is bugs generated in distros?
>>>>> Debian for instance.
>>>>
>>>> What do you mean? I don't understand your question.
>>>
>>> In particular for security updates it would be good to do coordinated
>>> filing of a tracking bug for various Linux distributions, such that
>>> they upgrade their packaging quickly. Exactly who does what may vary,
>>> but with some form of orchestrated handling upgrading may become
>>> quicker.
>>
>> The folks who are in the security group knew about the upcoming security
>> release, but I agree an email should have been sent on the normal NTP
>> announce mailing list as soon as the new version became available..
> 
> It took some time to find:
> 
> https://packages.qa.debian.org/n/ntp.html
> 
> 4.2.8p10 now in unstable. Hope it ripples out to the others soon.

AFAIK some Linux distros prefer not to provide updated versions, but
instead try to backport batches themselves.

Martin



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