[ntp:questions] Number of sockets in NTP

Kiran Shirol kiran.shirol at gmail.com
Sat Jun 28 13:16:12 UTC 2008


Hi,

I am wondering why do we need to open one socket per interface in the
system.
In a very large setups with huge number of interfaces, NTP can potentially
open large number
of sockets.  What is the motive and the advantages of opening one socket per
interface ?

Can we not do away with just the wildcard sockets ?


Thanks
Kiran



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