Re: ntp problem in broadcastclients
- Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 09:29:38 -0400
- From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: ntp problem in broadcastclients
On Friday 26 October 2018 08:26:47 Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 05:36:21PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > I put the router back on pool.ntp.org, but had to reboot it to take
> > effect.
> > Now this machine shows for ntpq -p:
> > remote refid st t when poll reach delay
> > offset jitter
> > ====================================================================
> >========== +184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 3 u 59 64 3
> > 19.551 -1.356 61.116 *tick.mdacore.ne 18.104.22.168 2 u 61
> > 64 3 30.488 -2.042 3.042 -ntp3.junkemailf 22.214.171.124
> > 2 u 59 64 3 82.196 -7.491 2.306 +126.96.36.199
> > 188.8.131.52 2 u 64 64 3 40.852 -2.476 0.889
> > 192.168.71.255 .BCST. 16 u - 64 0 0.000
> > 0.000 0.000
> > But should the .BCST. be a 16 ?? Or is that just the nature of the
> > beast?
> According to <http://doc.ntp.org/4.2.2/debug.html>, BCST means "The
> association belongs to a broadcast server." And unfortunately, as I
> mentioned before, I've never used NTP in broadcast mode. So at this
> point you're officially beyond my knowledge level.
Well, with all the clients now reporting this machine as a stratum 3 and
fractions of a millisecond for an ntpq -p, and this machine reporting 5
servers and one BCST at a st=16, and it goes out on the net and checks
all servers before ntpq -p is completed, take 5 or 6 seconds to do that,
I'd have to say its working. dd-wrt hasn't an ntpq -p output, so I've
left it to its own devices, listing its server as pool.ntp.org. It
doesn't seem to have a switch to turn on .BCST. That does seem odd as
ISTR seeing it in an older version.
So I think I've done my part to reduce the load on the debian stratum 2
servers pool. TANSTAAFL.
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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