[ntp:questions] Re: kiss-of-death packet - terminology
David L. Mills
mills at udel.edu
Tue Aug 5 16:13:50 UTC 2003
You are clearly victim of millsspeak. This is a well known disease
familiar to others reading my mundane publications. Be advised I dearly
love the English patois and will on occasion torque the language to my
personal whimsy. What you see is what you get and no apologies whatsoever.
mike cook wrote:
> In the proposed RFC
> the kiss-of-death term is named kiss-o'-death.
> While this is of no technical importance and probably
> equates to the american pronouciation, it really should be
> replaced by kiss-of-death for the following reasons.
> a) Daves previous publications and the current NTP distrib docs
> use the term kiss-of-death.
> ex. accopt.htm, debug.htm, release.htm
> b) Use of caracters with special meanings (') in names is
> usually frowned upon in computing circles, and
> causes complications in string handling.
> c) The all knowing Google doesn't get a single hit for
> kiss-o'-death relating to NTP, but gives plenty of pointers to
> the NTP doc, RFCs and the like for the keyword kiss-of-death.
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