[ntp:questions] NTP internal server?

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Mon Oct 30 22:08:50 UTC 2006

Harlan Stenn wrote:

>>>>In article <Ff6dnbcEnanJztvYnZ2dnUVZ_vadnZ2d at comcast.com>, "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> writes:
> Richard>  Clearly
> Richard> most vendors do not do this!  In the case of OpenVMS it is
> Richard> understandable since the reference implementation contains enough
> Richard> "Unixisms" that it will not build on VMS (I've tried).
> While I do not know the particulars of OpenVMS, thre was code to support the
> building of ntp on VMS (perhaps OpenVMS) and nobody has sent in updated
> patches for a long time.
> If nobody intends to submit patches I would be happy to remove any old
> fragments from the codebase.
> H

VMS Engineering did a port of 3-93 or 3-95 years ago and I don't think 
anyone has done anything since.  I was unable to build a 4.x 
distribution on VMS using the POSIX shell; the scripts didn't work. 
Compiling things by hand didn't work either.  I don't recall the details 
but there were calls to functions not part of the NTP distribution nor 
part of the Standard C Run Time Library.

If you like, I can crank up the system, try it again and tell you where 
it barfed.  I suspect though, that you have better things to do than 
assist in a port to a niche O/S like VMS.

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