[ntp:questions] Re: NTP on IPv6

Heiko Gerstung heiko.gerstung_removeme_ at meinberg.de
Mon Jul 24 06:32:19 UTC 2006

Hi, Christophe:

cvolpe at hotmail.com schrieb:
> Can anyone tell me if NTP has ever been shown to be running over IPv6
> in a public demonstration, such as in an industry group test or a trade
> show demo? Also, do the Feds mandate that government networks use NTP?
> Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the world.
> Christophe

We sell NTP time servers with IPv6 support since two years now (see 
http://www.meinberg.de/english/news/news_040501_001.htm) and they are 
using the reference implementation of NTPv4 from Dave Mills / University 
of Delaware since then.

Quite a number of our customers use them in an IPv6 environment, so I 
can safely confirm that NTPv4 over IPv6 has been demonstrated and tested 
numerous times.

Regarding the second part of your question: AFAIK the Feds ask for IPv6 
support for all new systems they purchase, but I do not know if they 
require their users to go for NTP when it comes to network time 

Best regards,

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MEINBERG Radio Clocks

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