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

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Sun Mar 15 22:08:05 UTC 2009

Unruh wrote:
> Joseph Gwinn <joegwinn at comcast.net> writes:
>> In article <49BD3A1E.2020207 at ntp.org>, mayer at ntp.org (Danny Mayer) 
>> wrote:
>>> 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.
> That 5 years after version 3 has been dropped there is still no Request for
> Comments (which is what RFC means) is a problem. An RFC is not supposed to
> be the Final Word. (but people do tend to treat them as such).

When you have a committee writing a document, it almost always takes 
longer!  Robert A. Heinlein, once defined a committee as an
"animal with six or more legs and no brain" or something close to that.

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