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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: 13 page(s) / 12K

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D. Gowin: AUTHOR

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10.17487/RFC1708: DOI

Abstract

This RFC describes a PICS Proforma translated into an Internet acceptable form. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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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.

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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 for use in this document:

m Mandatory field/function

o.# Optional field/function

c# Conditional field/function

# Refers to a note # below the table

x Prohibited use

n/a Not applicable

Y[] Indicates the item is implemented

N[] Indicates the item is not implemented

5. INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETION OF PICS

The supplier of a protocol implementation which is claimed to conform to NTP version 3 is required to complete a copy of the PICS proforma provided in this document and is required to provide the information necessary to identify both the supplier and the implementation.

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6. COPYRIGHT

Copyright release for PICS proforma. Users of this RFC may freely reproduce the P...

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