Will 10.2 also ship with a very stale NTP?

Tomoaki AOKI junchoon at dec.sakura.ne.jp
Sat Jul 11 05:35:50 UTC 2015


As head already has 4.2.8 p3 in tree, MFCing this before BETA2 would be
nice because...

  *At least, authorized open stratum 1 by NICT supports only 4.2.6 or
   later for configuration line (in ntp.conf) like below.

        pool ntp.nict.jp

  *This type of configuration is NOT supported by 4.2.4 branch.
   4.2.4 still works for now, but NOT supported by NICT.

  *JST (Japanese Standard Time) is maintained by NICT.


So syncing to their NTP server by officially supported way with BASE
should be nice for Japanese users, I think.

Of course, ports has 4.2.8p3. But head also has it. The best way would
be MFCing. Is there any problem (with GPS, authenticate, etc.)?

On Sat, 11 Jul 2015 09:58:11 +1000
John Marshall <john.marshall at riverwillow.com.au> wrote:

> It's me again with my annual NTP whinge.
> https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2013-October/075580.html
> https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2014-September/079830.html
> Here we are at the start of another release cycle and 10-STABLE still
> includes (patched) ntp 4.2.4p8 software that was released in December
> 2009.
>  - ntp 4.2.6 superseded 4.2.4 and was also released in December 2009.
>  - ntp 4.2.8 superseded 4.2.6 and was released in December 2014.
> Will 10.2 be released with a version of ntp that is two generations old
> and that has been legacy since December 2009?
> I am really pleased to see that there has been some recent activity with
> respect to ntp in -CURRENT, and that the latest point release (4.2.8p3)
> has actually been imported.  Is there any likelihood of this being
> MFC'd before releng/10.2 is branched?
> Thank you for your patience with me, and thank you to committers who are
> working in this space but perhaps not with an eye to -STABLE.  I just
> think it's really sad that we are shipping very old ntp software with
> lots of patches when a current release is available.
> I also note that phk@ was working on an ntp client which he hoped to
> offer as a replacement but that is presumably not ready yet.  I also
> note that we have current versions of ntp available in ports; but I'm
> talking about what we ship in the base system.
> -- 
> John Marshall

青木 知明  [Tomoaki AOKI]
    junchoon at dec.sakura.ne.jp
    MXE02273 at nifty.com

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