[ntpwg] Re: [ntp:questions] Re: sntp: rejects packets from ntpd when "disable ntp" is used

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.isc.org
Tue Mar 21 05:50:32 UTC 2006

> > thanks for pointing out that sntp does not work with an undisciplined
> > clock.
> > 
> > In this case, one has to resort to ntpdate or patch sntp::main.c:

As I said in my reply, I don't believe ntpdate will sync in this case
either, and I think this patch is an amazingly bad idea.

> We need to look at the protocol requirements for sntp to see if this
> patch conforms, if you want to create a bug report for it. I'm not sure
> that it's the right thing to do to synchronize with an undisciplined
> clock. Should we move this question to the Working group?

I'm open to hearing any reason why somebody would want to sync to an
unsync'd clock, and I'll be impressed and amazed if this topic is worth
discussing in the WG.


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