[ntp:questions] Re: NTPv4 : findexistingpeer() considers mode.

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Thu Sep 14 23:24:11 UTC 2006


This was a deliberate choice to avoid interaction between misconfigured 
conditions. Consider what happens if some perp configures peer and 
client associations with the same server. Formerly, this was really bad 
news; now it actually works, even if ill advised.


Arul Kumar C wrote:
> Hi Experts,
> Could you please help me in understanding the difference between the
> findexistingpeer() in NTPv3 and NTPv4.  In NTPv4 the findexistingpeer()
> additionally check the mode too.  Why is this so ?  This could allow
> two different associations for a same server with different mode, right
> ?
> Could you please explain the reason for this change, if any ?
> Thanks,
> Arul Kumar C
> -~-

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