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

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Sun Mar 15 20:06:10 UTC 2009

Unruh wrote:
> Joseph Gwinn <joegwinn at comcast.net> writes:
>> In article <lbGdnS8Bwol7myDUnZ2dnUVZ_uKWnZ2d at giganews.com>,
>> "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>> The suspicion is that we have not set something up correctly, not that 
>>>> NTP v3 has failed, or that NTP v4 would fare better or worse.  Don't 
>>>> understand the comment about funding.
>>> Simple enough.  The people who maintain NTPD have to earn a living 
>>> somehow.  The more unpaid time they volunteer the more difficult it 
>>> becomes to pay the bills!
>> Open Source is doomed?  Bill's prayers are answered at last.
> Yup, if by doomed you mean that open source stops supporting old versions
> long after new versions are released. It is doomed. Oh wait, I just tried
> to get support from Microsoft for my Windows 3 installation and they
> refused. Microsoft is doomed.
>>> Version 3 is AT LEAST six years old.  
>> So is the OS version being used: 2009-2002= 7 years.  So, they're 
>> siblings.
> And how much support do you get from Sun for the operating system?
None at all.  I don't pay for it!  If I were the system administrator 
for a commercial system supporting a business, I would be paying Sun for 
some level of support.  As a retired System Administrator and a 
hobbyist, I can't afford it.  Don't really need it either.  My systems work.

Ditto for my VMS systems except c/Sun/HP/


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