[ntp:questions] unexpected multicast client operation

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Wed Feb 21 02:12:17 UTC 2007


I am using the NTPD (v4.1 I think) that comes out of the box with RHEL 3
and I have multicast set up. What I am seeing confuses me though.
Every time the server sends the multicast packet the client on the RHEL3
machine does a client/server NTP transaction back to the server. Isn't the
whole purpose of multicast so the clients just all listen and not talk to the server ?

I dont have the server listed in the clients config so it is finding the
server via the multicast message.


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