22.16.6. Adding a Manycast Client Address

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 ntp.conf file.
The manycastclient command takes the following form:
manycastclient address
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 ntp.conf.
This command configures a system to act as an NTP client. Systems can be both client and server at the same time.