[ntp:questions] Re: Are broadcasts by non-responsive servers used by clients?

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Thu Oct 7 04:34:16 UTC 2004


"David L. Mills" <mills at udel.edu> wrote in message news:<41633B05.8030706 at udel.edu>...
> Rod,
> 
> You probably won't like this answer. While I have been stuffing little 
> bells and whistles in NTPv4, others have been working on the I/O. At the 
> moment, the I/O system may be defective as a broadcast receiver, at 
> least for IPv4 traditional broadcast. I do know it works as a multicast 
> receiver. Sorry to drop this on you. I don't know when this will be 
> fixed, hopefully soon.
> 
> Dave

Actually Dave, the problem turns out to be on the broadcast server end.
you'll probably find that rackety logged a
"sendto(addr): Permission denied" message. We need to add code to
enable the socket broadcast on some platforms. I'm working on it.

Danny



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