[ntp:questions] Re: NTP Multicast server/client?

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Wed Oct 5 20:21:57 UTC 2005

Danny & Co.,

The multicastclient command does not parse the novolley argument, since 
the arguments are group addresses. As we know, the configuration 
function needs to be overhauled.


Danny Mayer wrote:
> Wilhelm Greiner wrote:
>> Hi
>> Could not find this option in the man page.
> NTP doesn't ship man pages. Those are created by your O/S vendor.
> You need to look in the HTML pages. You can start here:
> http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/html/index.html
>> when i try "multicastclient novolley" or
>> "multicastclient novolley" in the config
>> it too transmit packets.
>> See the output.
>> The reason is that there can be a way back, but with other delay,
>> that falsified the resulting time.
>> Also this can trigger an unwanted dial in.
>> [root at ntpserver ntpd-4.1.2_build_20051004]# ./ntpd -d | grep transmit
> Upgrade that version is very old. novolley may have been added in 4.2.0.
> Danny
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