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

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.org
Sun Jul 14 00:52:24 UTC 2013

On 7/12/2013 10:37 PM, Hal Murray wrote:
> philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com said:
>> You can't refuse the packet: it's a stateless connection.
> "State" is a fuzzy word in this context.  How much state do you need?  UDP 
> doesn't have sequence numbers, but the receiver does have the whole packet so 
> it can send something back to the sender to say "didn't work".  I'd call that 
> "refused".

No, that not the meaning of refused. The meaning of refused is that the
system is refusing to accept packets sent to a particular address and
port number.

Stateless means that the packet is sent and the packet may or may not be
received. There is no acknowledgement, unlike TCP. Delivery is not


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