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NTP PICS PROFORMA - For the Network Time Protocol Version 3 (RFC1708)

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Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-01
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Document File: 11 page(s) / 25K

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D. Gowin: AUTHOR

Abstract

This RFC describes a PICS Proforma translated into an Internet acceptable form. The Original document was developed according to ISO 9646 for conformance test purposes. This document is intended for both developers and users of the NTP (Network Time Protocol). This document contains specific information and performance characteristics for the use of NTP within the context of Internet usage. It is suggested, that users wishing to use the synchronization capabilities of the Internet abide by the characteristics set within this document.

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Network Working Group: D. Gowin

Request for Comments: 1708 Vitro Corp.

Category: Informational October 1994

NTP PICS PROFORMA

For the Network Time Protocol Version 3

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This RFC describes a PICS Proforma translated into an Internet

acceptable form. The Original document was developed according to

ISO 9646 for conformance test purposes. This document is intended

for both developers and users of the NTP (Network Time Protocol).

This document contains specific information and performance

characteristics for the use of NTP within the context of Internet

usage. It is suggested, that users wishing to use the

synchronization capabilities of the Internet abide by the

characteristics set within this document.

For more information please contact Dr. David Mills at Mills@udel.edu

or review RFC 1305 for more information.

1. INTRODUCTION

To evaluate conformance of a particular implementation, it is

necessary to have a statement of the capabilities and options that

have been implemented for a given protocol. Such a statement is

called a Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS).

2. SCOPE

This document provides the PICS proforma for the Network Time

Protocol (NTP) in compliance with the relevant requirements, and in

accordance with the relevant guidance, given in ISO/IEC 9646-2.

3. REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

ISO/IEC 9646-1 1990, Information technology - Open systems

interconnection - Conformance testing

methodology and framework - Part 1: General

concepts.

ISO/IEC 9646-2 1990, Information technology - Open systems

interconnection - Conformance testing

methodology and framework - Part 2: Abstract

test suite specification.

RFC 1305 Network Time Protocol (Version 3) -

Specification, Implementation and Analysis -

David L. Mills, University of Delaware -

March 1992.

4. DEFINITIONS

This document uses the following terms defined in ISO/IEC 9646-1:

a) PICS proforma;

b) Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS);

c) Static conformance review.

4.1 SPECIAL SYMBOLS

The additional symbols have been identified ...