May 10, 2001, 2:45 PM — Of the three newsletters I write for Network World Fusion, this one on NetWare has by far the smallest readership. But it may also be the most knowledgeable readership - or at least the most contentious!
Occasionally, there's an anomaly introduced into the text of a newsletter. Perhaps I hit a wrong key, an editor makes a subtle change or a source gives me not-quite-accurate information. If I were a politician, I'd claim that I "misspoke." If I were a software application, it would be called a "bug." But I'm a writer, so I can claim its an "anomaly."
At any rate, last week's newsletter about NetWare and NTP time servers set off a deluge of reader e-mail pointing out a number of anomalies in the text. So, for the record:
* The TIMESYNC.NLM with NTP support runs on NetWare 4 as well as NetWare 5.
* "Pure IP" is used with NetWare 5 to differentiate it from the encapsulated "NetWare/IP" used to communicate with NetWare 3.x and 4.x servers. It does not refer to an environment without IPX.
* The TIMESYNC.NLM works quite well in a mixed IP/IPX NetWare 5 environment.
Now that we've cleared that up, in the next newsletter we can get on to the announcements at this week's BrainShare conference.