[ntp:questions] Initialize NTP request

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Mon Jul 30 13:52:12 UTC 2007

Dreamchaser wrote:
> Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>> RFC-1305 documents the format of the NTP packect.  You send a packet as 
>> your request, the server time stamps it and bounces it back to you.  All 
>> the details are in the RFC if you read it.
>> The source code for the referernce implementation is available and 
>> should explain ALL the details if you can read C.
>> See http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/SoftwareDownloads
> Thank you for the help. I had read the RFC, but didn't get the 
> connection to send the same message as you receive. Next I have to 
> figure out how to get a gz file decoded in windows. :(

You don't send the same message as you receive. You send a message and
you receive a response to your query. The server doesn't know about your
client unless you send it a message.

Use Winzip which does all this.


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