[ntp:questions] broadcat client start before broadcast server

W. D. WD at US-Webmasters.com
Sun Nov 20 15:14:16 UTC 2005


At 07:59 11/20/2005, vrkid0 at gmail.com, wrote:
>Hi
>
>  When a NTP client configured as a broadcast client starts before the
>broadcasting server starts sending out clock synchronizations, will it
>notice that a server started sending out clock synchronization packets
>and synchronize with the server or will it ignore the server forever?

It should sync.  You can test this by turning off the NTP server,
changing the client's time by 20 minutes or so, wait a while, then
boot the NTP server.  Within 64 seconds after NTP is running you
should see the client snyc up.

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