[ntp:questions] NTP 4.2.6p3 multicast server not visible in orphan peer to peer mode?

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Wed Apr 6 07:22:03 UTC 2011

Wu, Bailey wrote:

> Server1
> ------------------------
> tinker stepout 192
> broadcast ttl 4
> driftfile /var/ntp/ntp.drift
> tos orphan 3

Must be version 4
> HPUX1 (This client only sees 2 Server2 sources and nothing from Server1, this client runs ntp 3.5f)
> ------------------------
> driftfile /etc/ntp.drift
> manycastclient

A version three client will not understand version 4 broadcast packets. 
The version option doe seem to be valid for broadcast.

Why are you setting your orphan level so low?  It ought to be so high 
that time cannot propagate beyond your most distant leaf node.

Also, why are you tinkering stepout?

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