[ntp:questions] Re: broadcast weirdness

John Pettitt jpp at cloudview.com
Mon Jan 30 01:51:49 UTC 2006

John Pettitt wrote:
> Danny Mayer wrote:
>> John Pettitt wrote:
>>> I'm switching my local lan to a broadcast setup.
>>> It seem to be working with "broadcast key 1" in the
>>> server config and "broadcastclient <ip of client> key 1" in the
>>> client config.
>> That's an invalid option. The only valid option to broadcastclient is
>> novolley. It would, in any case make no sense to include the ip of the
>> client in the client's config file since it knows its own address. If
>> you are using keys on the broadcast server you also will need to set up
>> those keys on the broadcast client.
> Good point - I'll go experiment.
> Interesting
> broadcastclient on it's own causes the client show a line in the ntpq output that had reach 000 and
> INIT for the servers.
> broadcastclient key 1 has the client work (reach goes up and it syncs) and it sends 1 packet to the
> server but doesn't set the RTT (at least as ntpq displays it)
> Either way it's not doing what the doc says ....
> John

OK take me out and shoot me - I just realized that auth needs to be explicitly enabled for
broadcastclient to work without specifying a key and as was pointed out to me if auth isn't enabled
it doesn't volley.


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