[ntp:hackers] Weekend error report

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Fri Oct 8 11:37:08 PDT 2004


I chased this one down. Very simple problem. With OpenSSL configured, 
broadcasts must have the local destination address, so cannot use the 
wildcard interface. I thought this was clear from the gitgosh.

It is in principle possible to work around this issue, since the 
addresses are not necessary for symmetric key cryptography, only 
autokey. However, the additional hassle doesn't seem justified and 
probably does not simplify the I/O code.

The original code, of course, did what was necessary to avoid the 
wildcard interface and to suck up the destination address for autokey.


mayer wrote:

>It's beginning to look like as though Solaris doesn't like you!
>Is baldwin authenticating against pogo for the broadcast packets?
>As you know an authentication failure will cause ntpd to drop the
>packets. I'll take a look at baldwin later tonight. I have a fix
>for the broadcast server sendto problem which I'll put into my build
>before I make it available.
>----- Original Message Follows -----
>>We have dead soldiers here. Both grundoon and sister rackety SunOS
>>have  expired, which means I can't clone one from the other. It looks
>>like  SunOS is dead here. The radios are not working on pogo, so our
>>stratum-1  service is kaput. However, I have configured pogo as a
>>broadcaster on and verified the broadcasts are on the
>>wire with tcpdump.  While Solaris bridgeport has sprung a disk, its
>>sister baldwin is lit  with broadcast client. However, the broadcasts
>>are not seen by ntpd.

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