[ntp:questions] xntp both serve and client

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Wed Nov 5 21:22:26 UTC 2008

fenwayfool wrote:
> Hello,
> Is it possible to turn off xntp server functionality?

As noted, the real xntpd is obsolete, although some distributors refused 
to change to the new name.  Historically, it started as ntpd, then got 
renamed to xntpd to distinguish version 3 from the older version.  It 
was renamed back to ntpd for the, current, version 4.

> That is, xntpd seems to always have port 123 open.  This shows up on a

ntpd needs port 123 UDP open in order to receive the replies to its 
polls, or broadcast packets.

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