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

Daniel Franke <dfoxfranke@gmail.com> Tue, 01 June 2021 17:29 UTC

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From: Daniel Franke <dfoxfranke@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2021 13:28:57 -0400
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Subject: Re: [Ntp] NTS4UPTP Rev 03 - Formal request for WG adoption
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It's in units of log2(seconds) so a negative value makes fine sense. E.g.
-1 means half a second.

On Tue, Jun 1, 2021, 13:24 Danny Mayer <mayer@pdmconsulting.net> wrote:

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