[ntp:questions] Broadcast client question (no reverse link)

W. D. WD at US-Webmasters.com
Fri Jan 28 19:27:28 UTC 2005


At 12:45 1/28/2005, Ben Gamsa wrote:
>I've asked a variant on this before, but so far I've not suceeded in finding
>quite what I'm looking for, or in modifying the ntp source to do what I'd
>like.
>
>Essentially, what I'd like is an ntp client that uses a broadcast ntp server,
>without ever trying to communicate with the server, without waiting for a
>dozen broadcasts to trust the time server, and without second-guessing the
>server if the server's time is hours, days, or even years off of the client 
>time.
>Essentially, I'm looking for a way to get ntpd to do the intelligent 
>frequency correction work that avoids the need for time adjustments,  but that 
>will blindly use the time it gets from the server, no matter what.
>
>I've tried variants with the novolley change and other modifications, but
>ntpd can still get into a state where it will stop listening to the server,
>either due to the time being too far off, or communication problems when it
>later decided it needs to exchange messages with the server.
>
>Any pointers or suggestions would be much appreciated.

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