[ntp:questions] Re: NTP4 has 3 different time formats! Namly (32, 64, 128) bits wide

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Wed Jul 12 11:30:14 UTC 2006

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> See RFC-1305 page 50.  In the description of the packet format the four
> timestamps are all shown as 64 bits.  AFAIK 32 and 128 bit timestamps
> are a figment of someone's imagination.

No, they are defined. You can find them in Das Buch and I believe the
latest version of the NTP protocol in draft for the IETF WG.


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