To add a manycast client address, that is to say, to configure a multicast address to be used for
NTP server discovery, make use of the
manycastclient command in the
manycastclient command takes the following form:
where address is an
IP multicast address from which packets are to be received. The client will send a request to the address and select the best servers from the responses and ignore other servers.
NTP communication then uses unicast associations, as if the discovered
NTP servers were listed in
This command configures a system to act as an
NTP client. Systems can be both client and server at the same time.