Control Messages Protocol for Use with Network Time Protocol Version 4

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Subject: Document Action: 'Control Messages Protocol for Use with Network Time Protocol Version 4' to Historic RFC (draft-ietf-ntp-mode-6-cmds-08.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Control Messages Protocol for Use with Network Time Protocol Version 4'
  (draft-ietf-ntp-mode-6-cmds-08.txt) as Historic RFC

This document is the product of the Network Time Protocol Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Erik Kline and √Čric Vyncke.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary

   This document describes the structure of the control messages that
   were historically used with the Network Time Protocol before the
   advent of more modern control and management approaches.  These
   control messages have been used to monitor and control the Network
   Time Protocol application running on any IP network attached
   computer.  The information in this document was originally described
   in Appendix B of RFC 1305.  The goal of this document is to provide a
   current, but historic, description of the control messages as
   described in RFC 1305 and any additional commands implemented in NTP.

   The publication of this document is not meant to encourage the
   developement and deployment of these control messages.  This document
   is only providing a current reference for these control messages
   given the current status of RFC 1305.

Working Group Summary

   The document has working group consensus for publication, and has been
   reviewed by several WG participants since its initial adoption as a working
   group item.  

Document Quality

   Are there existing implementations of the protocol?  Have a 
   significant number of vendors indicated their plan to
   implement the specification?  Are there any reviewers that
   merit special mention as having done a thorough review,
   e.g., one that resulted in important changes or a
   conclusion that the document had no substantive issues?  If
   there was a MIB Doctor, Media Type, or other Expert Review,
   what was its course (briefly)?  In the case of a Media Type
   Review, on what date was the request posted?


    Karen O'Donoghue is acting as the Document Shepherd.
    Erik Kline is the Responsible Area Director. 


   This document makes no request of IANA.