[ntp:questions] announce: NTP FAQ v3.8

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Fri Jan 14 09:33:06 UTC 2005

Hi everyone,

NTP FAQ (known as NTP HTML FAQ) version 3.8 has been committed to CVS (with
tag "r3_8"). The online version should be updated soo as well.

There's little news in the FAQ, but I've split the larger files in to more
smaller files to make online-reading more comfortable to modem users. Also
it's more convenient to download or print just the section of interest.

Revision 3.8              2004-12-31              Revised by: UW
Split sections into smaller chunks to make online navigation and reading
faster (created new files). Added answer on how to configure autokey. Other
minor changes and updates.
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Using this opportunity, I'd also like to ask whether the next version should be
released unter the FDL (GNU Free Documentation License, http://www.gnu.org/licenses/licenses.html#FDL) instead of the GPL (GNU
General Public License, http://www.gnu.org/licenses/licenses.html#GPL).

---another quote (from THE FAQ)---
1.1.1. Where can I get a new version of this document?
The following procedure, developed for the UNIX operating system, should
provide you with the current version of this document:
 1. Make sure you have a working version of CVS for your operating system, and
    that you can make connections to the Internet.
     a. If you are going to update an existing version, you may directly jump
        to step 5.
 2. For convenience let's set a variable in the shell using either set FAQREPO
    =:pserver:anoncvs at www.ntp.org:/cvs/ntp for the C shell, or FAQREPO
    =:pserver:anoncvs at www.ntp.org:/cvs/ntp for POSIX compatible shells.
 3. Log in to the NTP repository using cvs -d $FAQREPO login. The password is
    anoncvs. This will allow further commands.
 4. Create a subdirectory with all the files using cvs -d $FAQREPO checkout
    ntpfaq. Please consult the documentation on CVS for details and available
 5. To save time and bandwidth when updating, simply change to the directory
    containing the FAQ and type cvs update. That command will update your
    files according to the repository.
An online version should be available at http://www.ntp.org/ntpfaq/. The
current top-level file is NTP-a-faq.htm.[1]
Please note that checking out the CVS sources will provide the SGML sources as
well as the HTML pages. I cannot make a statement about what will be available
via HTTP, but I expect that only the HTML files are there, and listing the
directory will not work.
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