somewhat off-topic, but the ISC web-site ...

Danny Thomas d.thomas at
Thu Mar 8 18:43:16 UTC 2007

The version of ntp listed on the ISC web-site is seriously out of date.
If you follow the links you will get to
which does list the current stable/development versions.

Who do I contact about the ISC web-site?
No webmaster or similar contact point is listed.

Maybe the process by which versions are displayed on the main
software page needs revisiting, though it always seems the version
of bind is promptly updated, presumably because the individuals
involved can make it happen.

When going to the main page,
and clicking "Software" in the left menu pane
Then clicking "NTP" from the sub-menu,
Then clicking "Software" does not take you back to the main page
as I think it should. I think this is just another symptom
of the way the URL displayed by the browser rarely changes
when moving between pages, e.g. if you want to copy/paste
the URL for a specific page (you have to go back to the page
which had the link you clicked on). I'm going to leave the subject
of aesthetics alone...

From: Danny Thomas <d.thomas at>
To: paul at, webmaster at
Cc: c.teakle at
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 08:02:33 +1000
Subject: ISC web-page not keeping up to date wrt to ntp version

I've tred reporting this previously, but to no avail, I also
asked David Mills who disclaimed any involvement. I'm trying
"webmaster at" which I could not find on any of the pages
I looked at, which is why my original email was sent to
info at

NB, under the first item in the software section (updated
to include bind-9.4.0) still has "NTP 4.2.2". The 4.2.2 news item
has moved off the first page; in any case since software releases
don't qualify as news items, ignore item 1 in email below.

PS I hate the way clicking links on the ISC site takes you to a
different page, but the browser URL does not change.

From: Danny Thomas <d.thomas at>
To: info at
Cc: stenn at
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:01:49 +1000
Subject: who's responsible for updating ISC web-pages for ntp ?

perhaps someone from the ntp group is supposed to initiate updates to
the web-site, but ...

1) "Recent Press" on the front page mentions "Release NTP 4.2.2"
   and maybe there was no equivalent news item for the 4.2.4 release ?

2) the "Downloads" section of the NTP page lists "2003-10-15: NTP 4.2.0
   (ftp) (http)". I think this should be kept up to date, or just leave
   the "Download page" link ?

   d.thomas at    Danny Thomas,                                    
          +61-7-3365-8221    Software Infrastructure,    ITS, The University of Queensland

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