[ntp:questions] Solaris 8 xntpd vs ntpd?

Lockon sunilgupta65 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 21:55:15 UTC 2009

Thank you for the detailed explanation!

To get my feet wet, I may like to start with the built-in version;
however, will the version 3 protocol client communicate with the
current servers out there (presumably they all run protocol version


On Jul 27, 4:59 pm, Steve Kostecke <koste... at ntp.org> wrote:
> On 2009-07-27, Lockon <sunilgupt... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I would appreciate if someone could tell me the reason to use the
> > freeware ntpd
> What you are referring to as the "freeware ntpd" is actually The NTP
> Reference Implementation from The NTP Project at the University of
> Delaware. This is the original, and definitive, implementation of NTP.
> The NTP Project home-page ishttp://www.ntp.org/
> > rather than xntpd that is built into Solaris 8.
> The "xntpd" in Solaris 8 is based on NTP 3.x from The NTP Project and
> uses NTP Protocol version 3. This version of NTP is no longer maintained by
> The  NTP Project.
> The current releases of The NTP Reference Implementation utilize NTP
> Protocol version 4 and include many refinements, enhancements, and bug
> fixes not present in earlier releases. The current releases are:
>         * Stable: ntp-4.2.4p7 2009/05/18
>         * Development: ntp-dev-4.2.5p195 2009/07/27
> --
> Steve Kostecke <koste... at ntp.org>
> NTP Public Services Project -http://support.ntp.org/

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