[ntp:questions] Very rapid polling

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.org
Sun Feb 22 19:07:21 UTC 2009

David Woolley wrote:
> Danny Mayer wrote:
>> There is no way to mark an NTP packet as invalid but then why would you
> There are several ways of marking a packet as effectively invalid.  The 
> real problem is that there is a lot of software out there (including 
> w32time) that will accept packets that the protocol says they should reject.

No, there's is no way to mark a packet as invalid. If you mean KOD
packets, those are still valid packets and it is just notifying the
originator of the request about something (See the NTP v4 draft).
However they are still valid packets. How you deal with KOD packets is a
separate question.


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