[ntp:hackers] Broken things

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Sat Oct 30 21:05:39 PDT 2004


I think I know what's wrong with multicast. I should be able to get a fix done
in a day or so.


At 11:26 PM 10/27/2004, David L. Mills wrote:
>This is on ntp-dev; I haven;t changed anything, especially not the I/O or 
>crypto code.
>Solaris deacon sends broadcast IPv4, multicast IPv4 and broadcast IPv6 
>using autokey. FreBSD howland receives the IPv4 broadcasts correctly, but 
>the checksum fails for the IPv6 messages. The reason for that is the 
>interface code wrote the interface address rather than the broadcast 
>address on the packet. None of the packets were processed because an error 
>bit was lit. I'll check that later.
>Solaris simply does not receive deacon's broadcasts at all. Apparently, 
>some dude in Oz has configured his machine to send NTP broadcasts packets 
>to, which of course explodes here. Note the interface code has 
>written zeros on the Solaris machine, but wrote the interface address for 
>that particular packet on the FreeBSD machine. Well, if that dude landed 
>on Solaris, why didn't deacon's broadcasts land?
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