[ntp:questions] SNTP server + ntpd 4.2.4 client

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Sat Mar 22 12:56:10 UTC 2008


Harlan Stenn wrote:
> David> NTP clients must use NTP servers, not SNTP ones.
> 
> I do not believe this is true.
> 

Correct.

> The problem is one might want to *know* that the SNTP server is actually
> talking to a refclock, or more generally, that the SNTP "instance" is
> playing by the rules.
> 

There is no way to ensure that. Furthermore there is nothing in the 
protocol which allows you to differentiate between the two. This is 
really a non-starter.

Danny



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