[ntp:questions] specific interface (from: Re: recvfrom( fd=51: Connection refused)

Frank Kardel kardel at ntp.org
Tue Sep 12 12:18:53 UTC 2006

Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.isc.org> writes:

>>>> In article <x7r6yhv75y.fsf at pip.kardel.name>, Frank Kardel <kardel at ntp.org> writes:
>>>> Another one is I'm not even sure that this -I stuff is supposed to work
>>>> already - after all I pulled it out of dev.
>>>  If it is in -dev it will soon be in -stable.
> Frank> In the stable distribution this is enabled with the -L argument.
> Frank> Harlan, is there a reason why this was re-named ?
> By my read it has not changed.  -L means "Do not listen to virtual IPs" and
> does not take an argument.
> What am I missing?
Maybe lines 101-105 in ntpd/cmd_args.c in ntp-stable ?
The code/option seems to serve two purposes (explicative suggested here).

A plain -L with no arg disables listening to virtual interfaces. If another
arg follows that is taken additionally as the interface to listen to.

Beautiful semantics!

Or, mm I looking at the wrong thing ? 

> H


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