[ntp:questions] Re: Suppressing IP6; Keeping /dev/ppsX; simple MSF clocks and monitors

Chris Hastie chris at nospam.oak-wood.co.uk
Thu Nov 20 23:15:09 UTC 2003

In message <x7wu9u5380.fsf at capsicum.wsrcc.com>, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht
<wolfgang+gnus20031120T095740 at dailyplanet.dontspam.wsrcc.com> writes
>Dale Worley <worley at dragon.ariadne.com> writes:
>> Hmmm.  What happens when there is both an IPv4 address for a host name
>> and an IPv6 address?
This is the case with the server giving me problems. It has both IPv4
and IPv6 addresses recorded in the DNS and it is the IPv6 being used
when restarting ntpd and reading ntp.conf. IPv4 was used when the server
was added with ntpdc though.

>In my experience ipv6 is preferred.  One has to specify a "-4" on the
>command line (or peer/server line in the ntp.conf) to force the
>transport to ipv4.

Thanks, I'll give that a go.

Chris Hastie

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