[ntp:questions] Manycast server stops answering after the client has synchronized

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Tue Oct 9 21:01:15 UTC 2012

On 2012-10-09, David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid> wrote:

> Jussi Nieminen wrote:
>> I'm ... the server stops answering.


> In a manycast situation, the client will stop asking at this stage!

That's not the case at all.

Manycast clients use multicast server discovery messages to locate
nearby servers and then establish unicast associations with those

Multicast clients listen for multicast server messages, temporarily
establish unicast associations with the server(s) for the purpose of
calculating network delay, and then go back to listening.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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