[ntp:questions] broadcast ntpd server on Windows

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Sat Jan 27 05:00:48 UTC 2007


Danny Mayer wrote:
>> broadcast 192.168.38.17 key 1 ttl 6
> 
> This is wrong. 192.168.38.17 is *NOT* a broadcast address. You *MUST*
> use either a valid broadcast or multicast address with this line. A
> valid broadcast address here would be 192.168.38.255. A valid multicast
> address would be 239.1.1.2. Also why is ttl set to 6. That is extremely
> high and means that it will go 6 hops to deliver an NTP broadcast
> packet. You really don't want that. You probably need at most 2 and most
> likely 1. Hopefully your routers don't let them out.
> 

I forgot to ask, did you look in the application event log and see the
messages for NTP?

Danny



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