Deciding what modes to keep.

Gary E. Miller gem at
Thu Sep 29 23:25:26 UTC 2016

Yo Eric!

On Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:19:28 -0400
"Eric S. Raymond" <esr at> wrote:

> So, the question for our domain experts is, are there any serious use
> cases for broadcast modes?  They cost a lot in configuration and
> code complexity; it would be nice to just drop them. How much
> screaming might that cause from actual users?

I don't care if there is a valid 'serious' use case or not.  When 
someone tries to sell his boss on moving from NTP Classic to NTPsec
he does not want to have to do a large use case analysis.  There
is a strong case for 'drop-in replacement' possible.  Like the
'notrap' option.

"Copy exactly" still rings in my ears from Intel...

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
	gem at  Tel:+1 541 382 8588
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