[ntp:questions] What exactly happens to ntpd if it is made to run and no server address is given in the ntp.conf file?

Brian Utterback brian.utterback at oracle.com
Tue Sep 25 23:52:01 UTC 2012


On 9/25/2012 3:18 PM, unruh wrote:
> On 2012-09-25, Arpith Nayak <arpithnayak at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Could someone give me a blow-by-blow account of what happens exactly?
> Try it. It quits AFAIK but I have never tried it.
>
>> Also, does ntpd search for an NTP server in the network accessible by it if
>> no server is specified? Can we implement this functionality if not
> No. Where in the world would it search? Would you really want ntpd to try
> every ip address on the internet to see if an ntpd server resides there?
>
>

Isn't that essentially what manycast does?

Brian.


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