[ntp:questions] Re: Latest changes to TWikiGettingStarted

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Sun Oct 5 20:14:01 UTC 2003


Can you cite examples where a sysadmin in Outer Mongolia wishing to
install NTP in a Chinese ripoff of Unix for an IBM mainframe (!) does
NOT have access to a browser of some kind? I can't believe this ever to
be the case in modern technical civilization, especially since public
domain browsers are available for Unix and in fact often required for
education and administration (Cisco and Sun come to mind). With this in
mind, I tried to avoid anything fancy in the HTML format, so that those
pages should light up fairly well even in a text-only browser. Most
product manuals today require Acrobat, but I won't get into that.

Also, have you tried to bring up a NTP document page in a plain text
editor? The pages were carefully crafted so most of the detail is
plainly evident, better even if the editor has wordwrap. It was Harlan's
intent and so far as I know now the case, that format converters are
included in the distribution so even the mantoads can enjoy most of the
benefits available to the webfrogs.


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