[ntp:questions] zeroconf for ntpd?
mayer at ntp.isc.org
Fri May 25 02:53:36 UTC 2007
Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
> I notice that ntp.isc.org does have an AAAA record and answers ntp
> queries on its IPv6 address.
Yes, it should. They are the PSP's servers.
> I wonder if the powers that be would be
> willing to allow it to be a IPv6 multicast server.
Yes, we can do it on a site basis.
> If I understand
> things correctly that would require transmitting on ff0e::101, the
> global multicast address with the 0x0101 ntp group id.
The trouble is that only site-local (ff05::101) is implemented in the
network routers. I don't believe that there is any router hardware that
supports global multicasting.
> Anyone know what he rules of the road are for talking on a global
> multicast? Is it essentially CB radio and one just keys the mike and
> starts blabbing?
No, routers MUST support it and I don't think that any do.
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