All hands alert - NTPsec gets bad responses from Amazon NTP servers
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Sun Dec 3 20:58:52 UTC 2017
Kurt Roeckx <kurt at roeckx.be>:
> On Sun, Dec 03, 2017 at 02:43:04PM -0500, Eric S. Raymond via devel wrote:
> > All hands alert. We have our first, or maybe second depending on how
> > you count, serious bug. About 33% of the time, NTPsec is eliciting bad
> > packets from Amazon time service. Classic does not have this problem.
> I would argue that no matter what the client sends, the server
> should send back a correct packet, and it more seems to be a
> problem with the Amazon time service.
You may very well be right. I suspect this too.
But supposing that's so, we look a lot better if we can figure out what
tickles the bug and tell them.
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