[ntp:questions] poll interval - Clarification! - RFC compliance question

Anton Persson A anton.a.persson at ericsson.com
Mon Jun 16 07:07:00 UTC 2008


I want to clarify one important issue since this discussion took a
completely different turn that the technical one I was looking for.

We are NOT implementing the NTP protocol, we are using the reference
implementation straight out of <unnamed commercial embedded Linux
distribution>. I thought that was clear from the syntax of 
my configuration and the fact that we use ntpq/ntpdc... ;-)

The question I had was, in other words, should I expect the poll
interval reported by ntpq to increase when using ntpd 4.2.4? And,
if it is to be expected, how fast should it increase? (This is
in the case when ntpd is in synchronization with a server and
the communication breaks down, the server is "down".) (The
reason I named NTP v3 is that we have configured the daemon
to use NTP v3 explicitly..)

I just want to say that I don't mind the license discussion, it's
an important subject to discuss. However; I'm biased and I really
prefer the GPL.. ;-)

    Best regards, Anton

-----Original Message-----
From: questions-bounces+anton.a.persson=ericsson.com at lists.ntp.org
[mailto:questions-bounces+anton.a.persson=ericsson.com at lists.ntp.org] On
Behalf Of Harlan Stenn
Sent: den 13 juni 2008 20:44
To: questions at lists.ntp.org
Subject: Re: [ntp:questions] poll interval - RFC compliance question


You are familiar with the draft NTPv4 spec, which includes SNTP, right?

More info at http://support.ntp.org/IETF/WebHome .

Several of your questions would be useful on the IETF NTP workgroup
mailing list, and would be useful and interesting topics for the Support
or Dev areas of http://support.ntp.org .

Finally, I encourage you and everybody else who is working for a company
that has an interest in NTP to get your company to join the the NTP
Forum, http://ntpforum.isc.org .  I am happy to do whatever I can to
make membership in the NTP Forum a valuable experience.
Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org>
http://ntpforum.isc.org  - be a member!

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