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

Ulrich Windl <Ulrich.Windl@rz.uni-regensburg.de> Tue, 06 July 2021 08:39 UTC

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Subject: [Ntp] Antw: [EXT] RFC 8633 (NTP BCP), Appendix A: "restrict source ..."
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>>> "Ulrich Windl" <Ulrich.Windl@rz.uni-regensburg.de> schrieb am 06.07.2021 um
10:31 in Nachricht <60E414ED020000A100042305@gwsmtp.uni-regensburg.de>de>:
> 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 

Ignore the double-quote in the line above, or add another one after 'source'.

> "... 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.
> 
> Regards,
> Ulrich
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