[ntp:questions] What exactly does "Maximum Distance Exceded" mean?

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.org
Sun Mar 15 17:25:50 UTC 2009

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> Joseph Gwinn wrote:
>> Is NTP v4 proven to run on Solaris 9 (SunOS 5.9 Generic May 2002)?
> Proven?  Please define that!  It works for me.  YMMV!

NTP v4 builds on most versions of Solaris. If for some reason it does
not build, Harlan can help with that since he's the build master. We
have Solaris boxes in the build farm.

> Version 3 is AT LEAST six years old.  V4.something is current.  Vendors 
> are still shipping V3 because the RFC for V4 has not yet been formally 
> adopted.  Or, if it has been adopted, the adoption is extremely recent.

The RFC has not yet been published but it's really close.

> If you have a C compiler, you can download the source and build it 
> yourself.  If you don't have a C compiler you can download GCC for free.

We use gcc for our Solaris builds.


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