[ntp:hackers] Why are we going down this road? Question on listen-on, query-on, -I

David Mills mills at udel.edu
Thu May 28 05:20:09 UTC 2009


Please explain what you mean by "rewrie of the ntp.conf file 
format/syntax". We spent considerable effort and not a little funds over 
two years developing a syntax-directed, table-defined parser. You wil 
need to serisously defend you problems with that.


Harlan Stenn wrote:

>From another angle, I'd really like to see if we can come up with a
>useful fix for "don't open IP xxx" for 4.2.6, as it will solve several
>long-standing bug reports.
>I also want to see a rewrite of the ntp.conf file format/syntax.
>I believe that addressing "open-read, open-read-drop, don't-open" will
>be a Learning Experience, and if we can get this going for 4.2.6 we will
>be able to have have a *much* better solution with an ntp.conf rewrite
>for 4.3.0.

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