[ntp:questions] NTP Support (Was 'What does "Max Distance Exceeded"...')

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Tue Mar 17 07:54:04 UTC 2009


Joseph Gwinn wrote:
> In article <49becf09$0$507$5a6aecb4 at news.aaisp.net.uk>,
>  David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
> 
>> Joseph Gwinn wrote:
>>> We have moved from the meaning of status code 9514 to the more general 
>> But you should have kept the thread, even if the subject changed.
> 
> Opinion varies on this, but why?  It really was a case of topic drift.

Because it avoids the need to quote large amounts of back context and it 
is how USENET works (you may be using an email gateway).
> 
> True.  But it can be amusing to figure out which one it is, and start to 
> ask uncomfortable questions about how can they be better than free, 
> especially if they reduced the usefulness of the code.

What is typically being sold is de-skilling, and convincing the, not 
very technical, manager that he understands it.




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