[ntp:questions] Re: "Listen on" semantics

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Fri Sep 22 03:06:02 UTC 2006


Maarten Wiltink wrote:
> "Luc Pardon" <xntp at skopos.be> wrote in message
> news:45110BAE.8040106 at skopos.be...
> [...]
>>     What I want is not so much two copies of ntpd as a separation
>> between client and server functionality.
>>
>>     The client should keep my clock on track. The server should
>> tell all my other systems what time it is.
> 
> Forget mentioning OpenNTP, folks here will crucify you for that alone.
> Which is exactly why I want to express my moral support (from a safe
> distance). This would be a TREMENDOUSLY good idea.
> 
> It's also not going to happen. NTP is never finished, it seems. Never
> any time for redesigns like this.
> 

I would like to understand what we'd be redesigning? You set up your
servers, you set up your restrictions and you are done. It works, you
can authenticate the servers, you can provide authentication to YOUR
clients and there's nothing else to do. Dropping packets can be done at
a firewall.

Danny



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