[Ntp] Antw: [EXT] Re: NTS4UPTP Rev 03 - Formal request for WG adoption

Ulrich Windl <Ulrich.Windl@rz.uni-regensburg.de> Wed, 02 June 2021 06:14 UTC

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Subject: [Ntp] Antw: [EXT] Re: NTS4UPTP Rev 03 - Formal request for WG adoption
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>>> Danny Mayer <mayer@pdmconsulting.net> schrieb am 01.06.2021 um 19:24 in
Nachricht <8f89741a-dd69-e688-5954-f222ab7652ac@pdmconsulting.net>et>:

> On 6/1/21 11:42 AM, Miroslav Lichvar wrote:
>> I'm not sure I follow here. You can send NTP requests at any rate you
>> like. That doesn't require a new protocol. The poll field is a signed
>> 8‑bit integer if you had a server that actually looked in the content
>> of the field.
> I hope not. How would you implement a negative poll interval? :)

Well actually 2^x remains positive even if x is negative ;-)

> It really should be unsigned. If not, then that's really an error.
> Danny
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