[ntp:questions] Re: server's address in ntp payload?

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Sun Nov 27 21:47:53 UTC 2005

"Danny Mayer" <mayer at ntp.isc.org> wrote in message 
news:4389127A.2030900 at ntp.isc.org...

> Then you don't understand the paragraph you just quoted. SHOULD is a
> recommendation and not a requirement. You cannot violate a
> recommendation. You used the word "must" which is not in the section you
> quoted.

    If you simply ignore a SHOULD and don't do what it says by default 
without an evaluation of the consequences, you are ignoring the RFC. The 
definition of "compliance" prohibits ignoring SHOULDs, though it does not 
require you to do what the SHOULD says. Not complying with a SHOULD because 
it requires effort or the API requires an extra bind to do it or the like is 
not compliant.


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