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

Joseph Gwinn joegwinn at comcast.net
Sun Mar 15 19:39:49 UTC 2009

In article <49BD3A1E.2020207 at ntp.org>, mayer at ntp.org (Danny Mayer) 

> 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.

Good to know.

What's the story for IBM's AIX?

> > 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.

I have read at least one draft.  The fact that it isn't yet a RFC is not 
a problem.

> > 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.

Also good to know, so I'll know better than to use the Sun compiler (not 
that it's bad, but that it isn't what's been worked through with NTP).

Joe Gwinn

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