[ntp:questions] Re: Multicast TTL and FreeBSD trouble

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Sun Aug 21 22:12:27 UTC 2005


David L. Mills wrote:
> {er.
> 
> I was referring to the ttl vector and increments, which hasn't changed. 
> The peer->ttl structure member is not used for its original purpose; it 
> is used as a flag value for some reference clocks. The naming is 
> unfortunate.
> 
> The sendpkt() semantics for ttl did change. There was no room in the 
> configuration structure for a per-peer ttl mechanism, so it had to be a 
> system variable. Another victim of the configuration mess.
> 
> Dave
> 

It's important to change that since every multicast server should have 
it's own ttl to limit the distance it gets sent for each multicast address.

Danny



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