[ntp:hackers] Windows multicast

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Tue Oct 4 16:21:53 PDT 2005


The sysadmin here says the feature was not in the base XP, but was added 
in one of the service packs. I can't vouch for the truth of that, as I 
am completely brainfried how to verify.


Danny Mayer wrote:

> David L. Mills wrote:
>> Guys,
>> Our sysadmin says that they used to install NTP on all Windows 
>> machines upon arrival; however, that isn't necessary any more because 
>> in Sp1 or SP2 the machine worked NTP in mulitcast with native 
>> support. Can anyone confirm or deny that?
> I don't believe that w32time handles multicast in any shape or form. 
> Don't forget that w32time is a broken implementation of sntp. I don't 
> believe that sntp supports multicast does it. I'd like to see a 
> Microsoft document that makes that claim.
> I do have ntpd working as a multicast client.
> Danny
>> Dave
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