[ntp:questions] Re: Router Vendor + NTP

David Woolley david at djwhome.demon.co.uk
Fri Jun 10 21:44:49 UTC 2005

In article <vb6dnYDyKeaUeTXfRVn-3A at comcast.com>,
Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:

> If you are using either the NTP or SNTP protocols, you should obtain 
> copies of the appropriate RFCs and make sure that you comply with 

There are no RFCs for the current NTP.  This has long been a bone of
contention.  Basically Dave Mills has been refusing to produce a version
without greek letters, mathematical operator symbols, and non-ASCII
art diagrams.

> them.    If you are merely using the NTP packet format, and setting the 

That is what SNTP means, or more precisely, it means using the packet
formats in a way that won't compromise the operation of a conforming
full NTP server or a conforming SNTP server.  SNTP doesn't require
any particular poll interval, or any particular way of disciplining the

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