[time] originator timestamp 1947?

Simon Arlott simon
Tue Feb 6 23:44:32 UTC 2007

On 06/02/07 23:30, J.A.C.M. (Jos) van de Ven wrote:
>>> All those timestamps in the far past and future? Does this look right?
>>> I didn't even show you all the packets, but it is just an example.
>> This is perfectly normal, it's random data that would be ignored by ntpd
>> being converted to date/time by tcpdump.
> Then why does my ntpd reply to those packets?

There's no reason why it can't reply to packets with such an odd date, I'm not sure where it's specified but it's supposed to be random when the time isn't known.

Simon Arlott

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