[ntp:bugs] [Bug 3685] New: The new banner info can be confusing.

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Wed Jul 22 21:23:11 UTC 2020


             Bug #: 3685
           Summary: The new banner info can be confusing.
           Product: ntp
           Version: 4.2.8
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: CONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P5
         Component: ntpd
        AssignedTo: stenn at ntp.org
        ReportedBy: brian.utterback at oracle.com
                CC: bugs at ntp.org
    Classification: Unclassified

With version ntp-4.2.8p14 a new set of lines are displayed in output of NTP
when it starts up. Prior to this there was a single line with the version
number, but now in addition there are these lines: 

ntp-4 is maintained by Network Time Foundation,
Inc. (NTF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) public-benefit
corporation.  Support and training for ntp-4 are
available at https://www.nwtime.org/support

We have no objection to having the extra lines, but there is some concern that 
our customers may be confused by the text about where to get support since of 
course we expect them to call Oracle for support with NTP on Solaris. We would 
rather not unilaterally edit this away, and return to the old banner, but would 
prefer to see if you can think of text that meets your needs and is less

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