[ntp:hackers] NTP cores in authistrustedip.

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Mon Apr 25 08:55:58 UTC 2016


Hi Martin,

Martin Burnicki writes:
> What I meant is that it's much more elegant to use the NTP protocol
> (or an extension of it) to pass the TAI offset to the clients, instead
> of having to provide each individual client with a leap second file
> and a cron job (or something similar e.g. under Windows) which takes
> care to update the file.
> 
> From today's point of view it surely wasn't the best approach to use
> the autokey extension for it, but it just worked.
> 
> Anyway, after autokey will have been replaced by NTS there will be no
> way to pass the TAI offset to the clients via the protocol. Please
> correct me if I'm wrong.

You are not wrong.

I'm about to start working on a new extension field proposal to address
this condition.  I'll let you know when I'm ready to have this reviewed.

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Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org>
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