[ntp:questions] Re: NTP over multicast sat link with no return channel

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Thu Apr 6 20:13:05 UTC 2006

<juliansomers at googlemail.com> wrote in message
news:1144334186.210707.143300 at u72g2000cwu.googlegroups.com...
> In my dreams, I am able to set the clocks with a multicast time signal
> over the one-way DVB channel, which is available at all times.
> As far as I can tell, I can't use ntpd for this, as it won't work
> unless there can be a two-way conversation between client and server. I
> hope I am mistaken.

I think you are. Broadcast associations are normally only mobilised
after a return "volley" to determine latency, but this can be
suppressed with the "novolley" option in the configuration file
(probably on the "server" line). Read the docs.

Maarten Wiltink

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