[ntp:questions] Broadcastclient

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Fri Jan 27 18:49:39 UTC 2006

Joel Shellman wrote:
> I'm trying to set up a broadcast client, but it
> doesn't seem to be receiving the broadcasts.
> I ran:
> tcpdump |grep
> on the client machine and it did show:
> 12:40:22.014304 IP >
> NTPv4, Broadcast, length 48
> So it seems that the broadcasts are getting to the
> client box, but the client doesn't seem to be doing
> anything about it. I run ntpd -dd and it shows
> absolutely nothing about receiving anything (shows
> nothing but an occasional auth_agekeys:... line) and
> ntpq -p says no association ids returned.
> Here's the client ntp.conf:
> restrict default nomodify notrap noquery
> restrict
> driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift
> broadcastclient
Add disable auth as well if you want it not to bother with
authenticating the server.


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