[ntp:questions] NTP Limited Broadcast
mayer at ntp.isc.org
Thu Mar 22 02:47:42 UTC 2007
Kevin D. Casey wrote:
> I found the solution to this problem. NTP (at least on FreeBSD) does not
> broadcast on interfaces not associated with a broadcast command in ntp.conf.
> So in order to broadcast on 255.255.255.255 at least one network interface
> must be associated with a network that has the broadcast address
> 255.255.255.255. In my case I accomplished this by installing a 2nd NIC and
> configuring it with the address 240.0.0.120/4. This class E network address
> has as it's broadcast address 255.255.255.255 and so NTP is able to
> broadcast on it. I'm not sure if this is THE ONLY solution, but it worked
> for me.
This whole issue bothers me. I'm hoping to be able to discuss it with
some people next week when IETF is over and people are back.
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