[ntp:questions] obtaining multicast config from ntpdc

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Thu Dec 15 20:38:10 UTC 2005

Ben Fitzgerald wrote:
> Hi,
> how can I tell what the running config of my ntp daemon is?
> I can check /etc/ntp.conf but this doesn't prove much as it could have
> been changed since ntpd started.
> I want to tell if ntpd has been configured to listen to a multicast
> stream, and if so, what address the stream is on and any other info.
> I'd like to get this through ntpdc/ntpq but cannot seem to find the
> correct commands. listpeers/showpeer do not seem to mention the
> multicast group.
There is no way to find out whether it's been configured as a multicast
client unless it's actually receiving multicast packets for the given
multicast address. For that you need to go to the configuration file.


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