[ntp:questions] What can be uses as an SNTP server (was: How to handle leap second condition correctly?)

mayer mayer at gis.net
Sun Jun 12 22:15:45 UTC 2005

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> In article <ywn9d5qs9vil.fsf at ntp1.isc.org>,
> Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.isc.org> wrote:
> > I just re-read the draft 2030 spec and it says that the legal values
> for
> RFC 2030 is released.  It can't be a draft.  Any replacement will have
> a new RFC number.  It will either obsolete RFC 2030 or define a new
> version of the protocol.  (For example, the NTP v4 RFC, when it
> arrives, will not obsolete RFC 1305.)

It's worse than you think. It's marked as Informational. It's not
even a Draft. These are IETF technical terms in designating RFC's.
The NTP v4 RFC SHOULD obsolete RFC 1305. It NEEDS to be replaced.

> > Also, the draft SNTP RFC says:
> Except for KOD, this is the same as RFC 2030.
> >    2-15     secondary reference (synchronized by NTP or SNTP)
> Although RFC 2030 doesn't use the proper SHOULD NOT style language, it
> is clear to me that the only reasonable interpretation of the
> following is SHOULD NOT, so the above is valid; an RFC 2030 server MAY
> operate at stratum's higher than one and MAY exist.
Well it's only informational so it can't enforce anything.


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