[ntp:questions] Synchronize clocks without a reference clock

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Fri Mar 30 15:16:28 UTC 2007

On 2007-03-24, Danny Mayer <mayer at ntp.isc.org> wrote:

> The biggest problem with peer is that you have to specify each and every
> system you want to have participate in the scheme. With broadcast and
> multicast you don't need to do that, they find each other.

There is a price to be paid for the "simplified" peer configuration
afforded by broadcast and multicast modes.

The broadcast delay that is calculated during the unicast phase of the
association set-up may not be valid when there is a substantial change in
network conditions.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

More information about the questions mailing list