Re: netdate bug
Michael Stroucken <email@example.com> writes:
> I use the netdate program of the netstd package to set my clock
> every so often, and recently it started failing. The reason apparently was
> that the program ignored the RFC868 standard which specifies a 32 bit
> reply from the remote host. It checked if the number of octets received
> was less than sizeof(tv_sec), and if so, returned an error.
> tv_sec is defined in time.h as long int, which on the Alpha is 64
> bits wide. I'm not sure if that violates POSIX, but that's out of scope.
What kernel and libc do you use? I saw that too, but I think thats
gone with newer kernels/libc.
May the Source be with you.
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- netdate bug
- From: Michael Stroucken <firstname.lastname@example.org>