[ntp:questions] What exactly does "Maximum Distance Exceded" mean?
stenn at ntp.org
Sun Mar 15 19:41:10 UTC 2009
>>> In article <joegwinn-795FE1.14394915032009 at news.giganews.com>, Joseph Gwinn <joegwinn at comcast.net> writes:
Joseph> In article <49BD3A1E.2020207 at ntp.org>, mayer at ntp.org (Danny Mayer)
Danny> NTP v4 builds on most versions of Solaris. If for some reason it does
Danny> not build, Harlan can help with that since he's the build master. We
Danny> have Solaris boxes in the build farm.
I have access to a number of older versions of solaris for build testing. I
have no idea now many people are running on these older OSes, but if there
was a problem I believe I would have heard about it.
Joseph> What's the story for IBM's AIX?
I have access to some AIX boxes for build testing. I generally do not have
access to these boxes for runtime testing.
One of the goals of the NTP Forum is to produce a diverse operational ntp
build and test farm. This goal will be realized if a sufficient number of
organizations join the NTP Forum.
>> > 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.
NTPv3 was an RFC, but never a Standard.
NTPv4 is, I believe, close to becoming a Standard.
Joseph> I have read at least one draft. The fact that it isn't yet a RFC is
Joseph> 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.
Joseph> Also good to know, so I'll know better than to use the Sun compiler
Joseph> (not that it's bad, but that it isn't what's been worked through
Joseph> with NTP).
I have platforms where I only use native compilers and not gcc.
Again, these are build platforms, not operational test platforms.
And again, if there was a problem I believe I would have heard about it.
Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org>
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