[ntp:questions] Servers with identical ntp.conf keep falling out of sync

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Thu Jan 18 18:47:15 UTC 2007

On 2007-01-18, Ry <malayter at gmail.com> wrote:

> Maarten Wiltink wrote:
>> Almost. People come from the Windows world with the idea that
>> 'setup.exe, Next, Next, Next, Next, Finish' is as hard as it's
>> allowed to be.
> They also come with the expectation that software be
> forward-compatible, and mostly backward-compatible.

Oh, like Microsoft's continually mutating data formats?

> Upgrading to a new version shouldn't wreck your configuration.

Let's be reasonable. We're talking about ONE case in 20+ years of

> Changing the meaning of a configuration keyword - especially one
> related to security - is a astonishingly bad idea.

In this particular case the meaning of the keyword became _more_, not
less, restrictive.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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