[ntp:hackers] 4.2.8 code freeze
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Wed Oct 19 02:24:56 UTC 2011
stenn at ntp.org said:
> If you know of any open bugs that you thing should be fixed before 4.2.8 is
> released, please "request blocking 4.2.8" on those bug reports.
Do you have any "themes" for 4.2.8? (What's the right word?)
I'd like to propose a few:
pool (client) is ready for prime time
IPv6 is as good as IPv4 (or close)
ntpdc isn't needed
ntpdate isn't needed
Are there others?
Is anybody else testing the pool client?
I think it is very close to ready, but I'd like to nominate these bugs as
ntpq -p doesn't show recently added pool servers
Slow startup if using the pool command
I think I've submitted another one, but I can't find it. The problem is that
if you botch the pool (or server?) DNS setup in the right way, it keeps
trying forever. That clutters up your log file as well as hammering away at
the DNS system.
There is another worm with the pool stuff.
I'd like to see a config file a simple as:
just do the right thing.
Currently, if you do that, it will try to get 10 servers.
At this point, I know of only one pool. Is the pool happy to have typical
users using 10 servers? If not, we should either fix the default or be very
very loud about documenting how and why to specify the number of servers.
For reference, I think the necessary config line is:
tos maxclock <N>
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