[ntp:questions] Synchronize clocks without a reference clock

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Sat Mar 24 01:56:41 UTC 2007


Spoon wrote:
> It is not clear to me how the two computers from my example find each other.
> 
> Assume A has IPv4 address 10.11.12.13/24
> Assume B has IPv4 address 10.12.14.16/24
> (i.e. they are not in the same subnet)
> One or several routers forward packets to/from these two subnets.
> Broadcast traffic is not forwarded by the routers.
> 

Broadcast really needs to be local on the same subnet. In theory that
routers and switch can forward broadcast packets but that needs to be
set up correctly. A broadcast packet will be picket up by any machine
listening for them.

Danny



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