Configuring a Device to Receive NTP Time Packets in Multicast Mode
In the NTP multicast receive mode, client devices listen for NTP time packets on a specified multicast address..
To configure the device to transmit NTP data in broadcast mode, you need to include the following statements at the [edit system] hierarchy level
ntp: The NTP statement and sub-statements define the NTP interaction for this device. The source-address value will be used to identify NTP queries and responses made by the device in the system logs.
broadcast-client: Sets the device into broadcast mode.
- Set the multicast-client statement. (required)
You need to specify a valid multicast address to receive the multicast NTP time packets. By default, the address is 220.127.116.11.
[edit system ntp] user@device> set multicast-client 18.104.22.168
- Specify the NTP server to list on log entries. (optional)
[edit system ntp] user@device> set source-address <address>