[ntp:questions] NTP Dictionary
David L. Mills
mills at udel.edu
Tue Jan 8 04:22:06 UTC 2008
I stand by the sentence that begins "Having abuse the language this
far..." To resolve the issue, one would havd to consult the dictionary
to establish the allowable suffixed of "authentic".
Greg Dowd wrote:
> 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.
> Greg Dowd
> gdowd at symmetricom dot com (antispam format)
> Symmetricom, Inc.
> "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler" Albert
> -----Original Message-----
> 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
>> gdowd at symmetricom dot com (antispam format) Symmetricom, Inc.
>> www.symmetricom.com <blocked::http://www.symmetricom.com/>
>> "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler"
>> Albert Einstein
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