[ntp:questions] Re: New to NTP

Per Hedeland per at hedeland.org
Mon Sep 15 22:37:33 UTC 2003

In article <bD69b.5613$vX3.682595 at wards.force9.net> "Ian Gibbons"
<ian at BEYONDmywits-end.co.uk> writes:
>Tried that didnt work. Infact its actually using 'ntpd', but for some reason
>it still binds to all interfaces, then again to them individually so as to
>take up three lines on netstat -a.
>Why is it doing this? It looks crazy and its mildly annoying also, as I try
>keep my netstat list as clean as possible.

Binding to all IP addresses individually is the only way (with the
standard IPv4 socket interface) to find the destination address of
incoming UDP packets - and ntpd needs to do that to be able to send
reply packets with that address as source. BIND does the same thing
(by default).

--Per Hedeland
per at hedeland.org

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