Re: [Ntp] Last Call: <draft-ietf-ntp-using-nts-for-ntp-22.txt> (Network Time Security for the Network Time Protocol) to Proposed Standard

Hal Murray <> Wed, 19 February 2020 08:48 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Ntp] Last Call: <draft-ietf-ntp-using-nts-for-ntp-22.txt> (Network Time Security for the Network Time Protocol) to Proposed Standard
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X-List-Received-Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 08:48:20 -0000 said:
> I'm not entirely convinced of keeping a list of implementations in an RFC.
> But since the information is there, let's at least have it corrected and
> updated upon publishing. 

I thought it was a temporary section and would be deleted by the final editing 
pass when the TBDs were filled in.

Traditionally, RFCs required running code, normally at least 2 independent 
implementations that can talk to each other.  That section is useful while 
debugging and collects the data for the reviewers.


Speaking of TBDs...  How do we contact the czar who assigns numbers for NTP 
extensions?  We've all been testing with 4 values.  It will be a pain if they 
change and I don't know of any reason not to make the values we are using 

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