[ntp:questions] Re: Synching all client machines to 1 server all on the same LAN

Dale R. Worley worley at theworld.com
Fri Nov 14 23:56:50 UTC 2003


Kevin Birkett <kbirkett at icudatasystems.com> writes:
> I have been working with NTP for 2 days trying to synchronize several client 
> machines to 1 server.  I would like to do this with multicast since we use 
> DHCP and the server IP addr could change.  It seems as if it would be simple 
> to configure a broadcast on the server, and then a multicastclient on each 
> client machine.  However, I can't get the times to sync up.

I've seen this work, but using 'broadcastclient' on the clients and
'broadcast' on the server.  My impression is that broadcast and
multicast operation are distinct down at the networking level.

Dale



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