Re: [Ntp] RFC 8633 (NTP BCP), Appendix A: "restrict source ..."

Harlan Stenn <stenn@nwtime.org> Tue, 06 July 2021 19:52 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Ntp] RFC 8633 (NTP BCP), Appendix A: "restrict source ..."
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In 'restrict source ...' the word 'source' is a literal keyword.

On 7/6/2021 1:31 AM, Ulrich Windl wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> Reading RFC 8633, Appendix A, specifically A.2, I was confused a bit:
> The last line says "restrict source..." (and the preceding lines had "restrict default...").
> The point is that "default" is a literal keyword, but "source" is not (AFAIK).
> If that's true there should be a sentence stating that "source" is a placeholder, not a literal keyword.
> Unfortunately the manual page for ntp.conf also has "source in bold face in "... you'll  want  a  restrict source ...".
> As it's not explained what "source" means, I guess it's a placeholder, and this (now talking about the manual page) it should be typeset in italics, not in bold face.
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> Regards,
> Ulrich
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