[ntp:questions] Solaris 8 xntpd vs ntpd?
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Mon Jul 27 23:01:56 UTC 2009
> Hi, I would appreciate if someone could tell me the reason to use the
> freeware ntpd rather than xntpd that is built into Solaris 8. I have
> searched but I can find no compelling argument.
> Thank you in advance.
> Sunil Gupta
The version of xntpd distributed with Solaris 8 is eight to ten years
A lot of work has been done on ntpd (the "x" is no longer used).
Features have been added, bugs have been fixed, etc. The current
version of ntpd is V4.x. I don't know what x=.
A committee is writing a new RFC to document NTPD V4. If memory serves
me, it has been at least 18 months now. Perhaps in four or five years
they will finish a draft that they call all agree on. I am not going to
hold my breath!
The version distributed with Solaris 8 is old but still works. A new
version MIGHT work better. You can download the current version from
the website: http://www.ntp.org
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