[ntp:hackers] What does "interface listen wildcard" do?

Brian Utterback brian.utterback at oracle.com
Fri Jul 12 16:03:29 UTC 2013

On 7/12/2013 11:59 AM, Danny Mayer wrote:
> It's not as simple as that. Admins want to make sure that NTP clients
> don't try that address for NTP packets. They actually want it to return
> "refused" so that those clients don't try. Accepting and dropping
> packets means that something is accepting the packets. Dropping them is
> not the same thing at all.

As I pointed out, we listen on the wildcard address now, by default. We 
don't refuse them, we drop them right now.

Brian Utterback

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