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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.

  1. 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

  2. Specify the NTP server to list on log entries. (optional)

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