[ntp:questions] Multicast question

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Fri Feb 29 08:34:11 UTC 2008

Danny Mayer wrote:
> John Vossler wrote:
>> My initial reaction to this issue was to determine if there was an OS
>> (Solaris) directive to include the multicast for other interfaces in the
>> group as reported by "netstat -g".  Or a method to specify the multicast
>> interfaces in the ntp.conf file (apparently not, or not easily).
> No, and certainly it has not been implemented in NTP.

If ntpd has been configured to send multicasts, shouldn't it by default send
multicasts on every interface it actually uses?

I had expected ntpd would already do so.

Does someone know how this is handled by other protocols using multicast,
e.g. SLP or mDNS?

Martin Burnicki

Meinberg Funkuhren
Bad Pyrmont

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