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Open Access Time Server

An open access time server may be polled by any client complying with the usage guidelines listed below.

Clients should respect any declared ServiceArea, but are not required to do so.

Operators of open access time servers may request, but may not require, a NotificationMessage prior to use.

Usage Guidelines

The following usage guidelines apply to Open Access Time Servers unless modified by the Time Server Operator:

  1. iburst may be used
  2. burst may not be used
  3. minpoll/maxpoll may not be changed below the defaults of 64 seconds and 1024 seconds respectively
  4. Clients should honor the KOD message
  5. Time Server IP addresses and/or hostnames may not be hard-coded in any hardware, firmware, or software without advance explicit written permission from the time server operator

Related Topics: RestrictedAccess, ClosedAccess, AccessPolicy

Topic revision: r7 - 26 Feb 2013, SteveKostecke
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