[ntp:questions] Re: kiss-of-death packet - terminology

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Tue Aug 5 16:13:50 UTC 2003


Mike,

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.

Dave

mike cook wrote:

> 
> In the proposed RFC
> 
> http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/database/rfc/rfc-xxxx.pdf
> 
> 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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