[ntp:questions] strange behaviour of ntp peerstats entries.

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Sat Feb 2 05:48:01 UTC 2008


Guys,

This is really silly. The Unruh agenda is clear. Should you choose to 
limit the application space to fast local networks, the chrony choice 
may or may not be optimal. Should you extend this space to the raunchy 
global Internet, conviction will require diligent testing and analysis. 
There is no clear evidence the chrony algorithms are sufficiently agile 
to osicllator wander over the long term and I see no response to this 
issue.

Dave

David Woolley wrote:

> Steve Kostecke wrote:
> 
>> There's nothing stopping him from implementing what he considers to be a
>> solution himself. He could even distribute his modified version of NTP
>> to anyone who wanted to use it.
> 
> 
> Why should he do that when something already exists, although it is not 
> technically NTP?  As I see it, he is trying benefit ntpd by encouraging 
> it to behave as well as the alternative that he is using.
> 
> There are two ways that people can vote by actions:
> 
> 1) to implement the features in the (open source) original;
> 2) to switch to an alternative that already has the behavour they 
> consider desirable.
> 
> You cannot say that the criticism is invalid because people choose 
> op;tion (2).
> 
> There is also a number (3), which is to be aware that there is a problem 
> but be prepared to live with it.  I'm probably in that category.
> 
> There is probably also 1a, which is what resulted in the alternative, 
> which is to implement a competitor, more or less from scratch, which 
> only has the features one considers important.




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