[ntp:hackers] U Wisconsin

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Fri Jun 27 20:31:07 PDT 2003


Thanks for the update. My mission is to see that appropriate information
is available at www.ntp.org. Some folks have sent me perl scripts that
parse the public lists, but my mail has been so spamsodic and ugly that
good deeds don't go unpunished.


Brad Knowles wrote:
> At 1:17 AM +0000 2003/06/27, David L. Mills wrote:
> >  I've lost track of the pool.ntp.org guys and the various scripts and
> >  pearls of perl. This stuff should be on/linked at the web page. A useful
> >  project would be to collect these tools on maccarony and build a web
> >  tool to use them. This should be widely distributed via newsgroups and
> >  especially to developers. Lots of stuff has already been done; the stuff
> >  should be collected and made conveniently available.
>         We're working on it.  Adrian von Bidder has his main website at
> <http://fortytwo.ch/time/>, but now that he's back from vacation, he
> quickly created his TWiki registration at
> <http://twiki.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/AdrianVonBidder>, and is working
> on the topic at <http://twiki.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/PoolNtpOrg>.
>         My personal opinion is that any and all feedback and assistance
> would be appreciated, especially from people who can help work the
> information that is currently available into a format that is more
> easily useable.
>         Also keep in mind that we need to work on updating documentation
> that is maintained by other projects, such as the page that Aviram
> Alkalay <aviram at br.ibm.com> has at
> <http://avi.alkalay.net/linux/docs/TimePrecision/TimePrecision.html>,
> and which is fed into the Linux Documentation Project.  As such, most
> Linux users around the world will see his documentation and most
> likely will not see any other.
>         We're in the process now of putting together some suggested
> improvements and updates to this documentation and feeding that back
> to Avi, so he can make the changes and get that fed back into the LDP.
>         The issue is not that Avi's documentation is necessarily "bad",
> but that it is static and I think it's designed around NTPv3, and I
> fear that people might tend to mis-interpret it.  That sort of thing
> could lead to Linux-based distributions and embedded devices around
> the world being shipped with bogus configurations.
> --
> Brad Knowles <knowles at ntp.org>       <http://www.ntp.org/contributors.html>
>                      Postmaster, Listmaster, & PGP Keymaster
>               NTP.org 2003 Master Key-signing Key Fingerprints:
> DH/DSS (0x43F52D22): ACE8 B7DB 6F57 3AB4 E111  50F0 89FA 5A0E 43F5 2D22
>     RSA (0x5D75815D): 8503 97C6 FFED B028  7E18 9FF3 495D 4D10

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