Re: Openntpd Server mode
> I set 'listen on $external_ip' in
> ntpd.conf. It binds to port 123 (netstat
> -lnp & lsof) but it does not reply
> to requests sent by other servers, even
> 'nmap -sU -p 123' fails.
> (and ntpd --help segfaults on solaris
> ;-) )
Some servers (eg the reference implementation) won't sync to a server that doesn't set the precision field, which openntpd didn't. I don't know why nmap doesn't work, though.
The segfault was my fault, I didn't initialize __progname in the compat library for platforms that don't have a real __progname.
Both of those have been fixed in the snapshots (http://www.zip.com.au/~dtucker/openntpd/snapshot/)
and will be fixed in the next release.
Re: This is not an NTP daemon
> Turns out Brad Knowles has a few things
> to say about openntpd.
Some of the issues raised by Brad have been resolved in the development tree a while ago and are now resolved in 3.6.1p1. Some of the other comments are arguable or misleading.
I have posted a (long) response (http://advogato.org/person/dtucker/diary.html?start=52) to most of the issues raised.