[ntp:questions] NTP version 4 binaries for OpenSolaris and SXCE available for testing

Brian Utterback brian.utterback at sun.com
Thu Apr 30 01:21:22 UTC 2009


I am pleased to announce that a set of binaries for NTP version 4.2.5 
are available for testing. The compressed tar file that contains the 
test binaries in package format can be found at the files page of the 
NTP project: http://www.opensolaris.org/os/project/ntp/files/

The tar file contains packages for both Sparc and x86 platforms, a 
README file and an install script. These binaries should work on 
OpenSolaris 2008.11 or later, and on most late builds of SXCE. It 
should be noted that this initial set of beta files have been renamed 
to avoid conflicts with the existing installed xntpd package. This 
should make it easier to test and then go back to the current version 
if you like. When the final files are integrated the new versions will 
replace the current ones and will use the same package names.

To use the ntp4 service, you need to have a /etc/inet/ntp.conf file 
and to enable the ntp4 service. The existing ntp service must be 
disabled before enabling the new service.

Please read the README file for further information.

One known issue with this set of binaries is that the PARSE refclock 
is not functional. This should be fixed in the next test release.

Please email me with any issues you uncover, or even successes at 
brian dot utterback at sun dot com

Thank you.




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