[ntp:questions] NTP does not reply to IP addresses that start with 69

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Wed Apr 2 19:46:27 UTC 2008

On 2008-04-02, David L. Mills <mills at udel.edu> wrote:

> I was afraid this might happen. There is no such port check in the 
> development branch, so somebody broke my rules not to change ntp_proto.c 
> withhout my permission. The result not only breaks the specification, it 
> disables symmetric active/active modes. Any check like this has to be 
> mode dependent, so whoever made the change eithher doesn't believe the 
> specification or doesn't understand symmetric modes or both.
> This is the main reason I object to changing the files I specifically 
> reserve for my own paws, including ntp_proto.c, ntp_crypto.c, 
> ntp_loopfilter.c and ntp-keygen.c, between development merges and I'm 
> rather pissed off.

I don't see 'NTP_PORT' in ntp_proto.c in the current stable release:

steve at stasis:/tmp/ntp-4.2.4p4/ntpd$ grep NTP_PORT ntp_proto.c 
steve at stasis:/tmp/ntp-4.2.4p4/ntpd$

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

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