[ntp:questions] Re: Are broadcasts by non-responsive servers used by clients?

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Wed Oct 6 00:23:33 UTC 2004


You probably won't like this answer. While I have been stuffing little 
bells and whistles in NTPv4, others have been working on the I/O. At the 
moment, the I/O system may be defective as a broadcast receiver, at 
least for IPv4 traditional broadcast. I do know it works as a multicast 
receiver. Sorry to drop this on you. I don't know when this will be 
fixed, hopefully soon.


Rod wrote:
> I've compiled and installed the "novolley" version of the code; the novolley
> works, in the sense that there is now no attempt at an initial volley, but 
> the bclient still won't use the broadcasts to update its clock.
> I may be missing something here.  Any hints/tips?
> Rod
> client still won't use
> rglenist at netscape.net (Rod) wrote in message news:<f8f7442e.0410041031.2dab640a at posting.google.com>...
>>Thanks, I just found a version on the ntp site with the novolley
>>change.  I'll try that.  I guess Fedora is a little behind, their
>>package was built in March of 2004, your edit is in Dec of 2003.

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