[ntp:hackers] Re: NTP-4.1 Support

Tim Shoppa shoppa at trailing-edge.com
Fri Oct 7 04:37:59 PDT 2005

> I just searched the latest code base for either Rayan or
> Zachariassen and came up with nothing.  Since ntp 4.1 is rather old
> can you look at least at the 4.2.0 code and tell us where you found
> this reference?

I think they're talking about libntp/ranny.c.  Like a lot of stuff
in libntp, it probably isn't necessary on a modern machine with
decent libc stuff.  And while it's in the 4.2.0 "production" tarball
it indeed is not in the latest development tarballs.

I'm 99% certain that ranny.c in the 4.2.0 tarball is not necessary
to build any binary on any recent platform, it was probably put there
for some crufty machine without good random number support in libc
and was very easily excised.


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