[ntp:hackers] [ntpwg] Further to the timestamping issue

TSG tglassey at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 16 16:59:20 UTC 2008

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk>
To: "David L. Mills" <mills at udel.edu>
Cc: <ntpwg at lists.ntp.org>; <hackers at ntp.org>
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 7:27 AM
Subject: Re: [ntpwg] [ntp:hackers] Further to the timestamping issue

> In message <485679D6.3010407 at udel.edu>, "David L. Mills" writes:
>>Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>>> I did not say they were not correct, I said they were of no use.
>>If other drivers don't follow the intended semantics, that's not the
>>fault of the semantics.
> I'm not saying it is, but I'm advocating adding some metrics with
> semantics people can understand and use.

hear hear!

> Even if they were correctly implemented, the root delay and root
> dispersion is of no use to NTP users.
>>The leapseconds values include the epoch of the next/last leap,
> I fail to fully appreciate how you compressed that into the
> two bit field of the NTPv4 protocol.
> Or are you talking about some undocumented extension field ?
> -- 
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