[ntp:questions] Multicast and dynamic interfaces

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Fri Jul 11 04:33:43 UTC 2008

>> Should ntpd be able to listen for multicasts on interfaces that
>> get added/configured after ntpd starts?

>Is this a common enough situation to justify the coding effort required?
>It seems to me to be a hell of a lot easier just to configure all your 
>interfaces, or at least all you want to use, BEFORE starting ntpd!

Yes.  Wireless interfaces come and go all the time.

The code to notice interfaces that get added or deleted is
there already, at least in ntp-dev.  If it doesn't work with
multicast, it's probably worth the effort to fix it.

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