Re: [Ntp] Antw: Re: Antw: Re: Calls for Adoption -- NTP Extension Field drafts -- Four separate drafts

Hal Murray <hmurray@megapathdsl.net> Tue, 10 September 2019 07:02 UTC

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watsonbladd@gmail.com said:
> There are quite a few v3 clients that just look at the timestamp and ignore
> the other fields.

If they are v3 clients, their request will have v3 so a sane server will reply 
with v3.


> Are there compelling reasons to change the wire format in v5 and not use
> extensions/NTS?  If so we should do it if not we shouldn't but the wire
> format is secondary. 

I think we should assume the wire format will change and stop wasting time 
discussing whether we need to change it.  The whole point of having a version 
number is so you can change the packet format.


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