[ntp:questions] NTP Dictionary
GDowd at symmetricom.com
Mon Jan 7 17:00:40 UTC 2008
Was that last week? Is it sufficient to quote the 70 page Autokey draft
which we've all been reviewing? Otherwise, I'll get mean and start
quoting "das buch" whose index shows no less than 5 references to
proventic and none to provenentic.
A client can claim authentic to dependent applications only if all
servers on the path to the primary servers are bone-fide authentic.
In order to emphasize this requirement, in this report the notion of
"authentic" is replaced by "proventic", a noun new to English and
derived from provenance, as in the provenance of a painting. Having
abused the language this far, the suffixes fixable to the various
noun and verb derivatives of authentic will be adopted for proventic
as well. In NTP each server authenticates the next lower stratum
servers and proventicates (authenticates by induction) the lowest
stratum (primary) servers. Serious computer linguists would
correctly interpret the proventic relation as the transitive closure
of the authentic relation.
gdowd at symmetricom dot com (antispam format)
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From: David L. Mills [mailto:mills at udel.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 8:05 PM
To: Greg Dowd
Cc: questions at lists.ntp.isc.org
Subject: Re: NTP Dictionary
Same time I changed in step with common electrical engineering practice
from capacitator to capacitor, yea from megacycle to megahertz.
Greg Dowd wrote:
> When did this change from proventic to provenentic? Or has all the
> eggnog made me fuzzy?
> provenentic. Formally, this is the relation formed from the transitive
> closure of the authentic relation. This comes from Autokey slang.
> Greg Dowd
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> "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler"
> Albert Einstein
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