[ntp:questions] Is there something with greater detail on "interface" besides the manpage?

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.org
Tue Nov 19 18:50:13 UTC 2013

On 11/19/2013 11:36 AM, Rick Jones wrote:
> Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:
>> You might want:
>>  interface ignore all
>>  interface listen     # if you want localhost ntpq to work
>>  interface listen a.b.c.d       # enumerate the IPs you want to use
> Thanks.  I take it then that wildcard charaters in matching on
> interface names aren't a go :) My further complication is these
> systems get their IPs via DHCP (I should have listed that in the first
> place, sorry) and some are bonded and some are not bonded, but the
> component names of the interfaces in the bond(s) are the same
> "namespace" as when they are not bonded.  For example I may have
> systems with a bond0 using eth2 and eth3 and some systems just using
> eth2.  I *may* though be able to split the config files between such
> systems - that remains to be determined and if not is, arguably a
> failing at my end.

You can specify for example to specify an address on a
particular subnet. Does that help?

> "Wildcard" - that is listening on INADDR_ANY basically?

Yes. But it should be used with caution and only if necessary.


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