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

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Fri Sep 22 11:36:58 UTC 2006


"David Woolley" <david at djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:T1158870334 at djwhome.demon.co.uk...
> In article <45124ad1$0$4516$e4fe514c at news.xs4all.nl>,
> Maarten Wiltink <usenet+xs4all at mfw.dds.nl> wrote:

>> At this point, people will shriek 'that's an SNTP server! Not NTP!'
>> But is it? What's the difference? ...
>
> The difference is that an NTP server reports more information obtained
> by the client part to its clients.  Even an SNTP server is supposed
> to report the stratum, even if Microsoft, and the original OpenNTPD
> forgot to do this.  NTP has to report root delay and root dispersion,
> and leap warnings.

Okay, fair deal.

So given separate NTP client and server modules, some measure of
cooperation between them might make the server part qualify as genuine
NTP?

Groetjes,
Maarten Wiltink





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