recurring "standup"

Hal Murray hmurray at
Thu Feb 4 11:31:08 UTC 2016

fallenpegasus at said:
> What have you all worked on in the past couple of weeks, what successes and
> frustrations have you had, and what do you see yourself working on over this
> next week? 

I've been poking around with shared key crypto and various ways of getting 
connected to a server.  A lot of ways to establish a connection default to 
requiring crypto.  Everything I tried worked, but it often took me a while to 
figure it out.

The ntpq peers command could be tweaked to tell you how a "peer" got setup.  
That would be a minor incompatibility.  We might be able to eliminate some of 
the modes.  Mumble, they probably don't cost much.  I should try to document 
all the modes in one place.  That would be easier after ntpq was "fixed" to 

ntpq uses ^C to bail out of the current command.  The mrulist command is two 
passes, the first collects data and the second prints it out.  (The order may 
change while the data is being collected.)  ^C is supposed to stop collecting 
and print out what it has collected.  Another ^C is supposed to stop 
printing.  I looked into porting the fix from NTP Classic, but it seemed 
unreasonably complicated.  I tried the obvious code.  It didn't work.  
Eventually, I tracked the problem back to somebody masking SIGINT.  It's 
tangled with setjmp/longjmp and/or what's being jmp-ed out of.  siglongjum 
works as expected.  I haven't found any documentation of the need to do that. 
 At that point, I got sidetracked.  I think I can fix the code not to use 
longjmp, but that will probably take a while.  I'll have to find out where 
the people who work on longjmp and/or getaddrinfo hang out and/or try it on 
other OSes/distros.


The man pages are not getting installed where my man command is looking.  Are 
we installing them in the wrong place or do I need to tell my man command to 
look where we put them?  We need to document this.  We probably have the same 
issue with executables, but I fixed that ages ago so I'm not noticing any 

I may have blundered into a bug in ntpd's startup logic.  I think it's 
stepping the time when the first server responds rather than waiting to hear 
from a few more servers.

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