[ntp:questions] Re: Correcting my time servers clock drift on Alpha ES40s / Tru64

Bjorn Gabrielsson bg at lysator.liu.se
Mon Oct 24 08:13:37 UTC 2005


I think the 'signature' was there. But with the shouting - SNR goes way
down, and finding the true/real information gets harder.

'We' want everyone to run the latest ntpd, and are happy to answer
questions related to this latest versions. 

Problems with ancient versions are usually best solved by
upgrading. People wanting to stay with their vendor default (ancient) ntpd
are much less likely to get help by 'us'. And they must accept that. If the
vendor - like Sun/HP/IBM/SGI - chips in here to help, I do not think
we should run them out of the newsgroup.



"David L. Mills" <mills at udel.edu> writes:

> Bjorn,
> You are absolutely correct. What the Corpsmen need to know is that, if
> the vendor does something surprising, we need a machanism to detect
> that and immediatly deflect to the vendor's helpdesk. I am very
> serious. The distribtution needs a signature. Newsgroup questions
> require the signature. If it fails, the question is immediately
> referred to the vendor helpdesk. As I have spent a several quality
> hours responding to these messages, I am a real fan of this scheme.
> Dave
> Bjorn Gabrielsson wrote:
> > Brad, Even a novice with a mere decade of Unix exposure - as myself -
> > understand what Tom has been writing. Some operating systems like to
> > keep things like they were... and do start ntpd via a link, which makes
> > it look like xntpd.
> > Maybe I am wrong... but someone with a Tru64 problem asked us for
> > help. Tom who likely work for the vendor came in. Why not appreciate
> > the vendor support?
> > Time to tune the volume down a bit? --
> >     Björn
> >

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