[ntp:questions] Re: Can you test my server please.

Simon Lyall simon at darkmere.gen.nz
Tue Nov 23 23:10:07 UTC 2004

Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
>And how is returning a completely bogus time better?  The admins will 
>probably still not notice!  I don't think there is a standards compliant 
>NTP or SNTP implementation that will accept a time six years in the 
>past.  The clients will continue to poll the server and just ignore the 
>replies. . . .

Standards complient NTP or SNTP implementation won't be sending us a query 
every second to start with. Also we would prefer not to break any normal 
client who accidentally gets a few replies with the wrong time.

And if we are blocking them they will continue to jsut poll us and ignore 
the replies anyway. So it doesn't really make thinsg any worse and at 
least the queries don't reach the "proper" server.

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