[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
> Assume B has IPv4 address
> (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.


More information about the questions mailing list