Subject: Re: IPv6 NTP cool, but breaks v4
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/15/2004 09:00:55
On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Greg Troxel wrote:

> I have a -current box, and in ntp.conf I have one hostname as a
> server.  That hostname resolves to one each A and AAAA records, and is
> reachable over either.  The server is running 1.6.2_RC2 or so, and
> stock ntpd.  Thus it listens only on v4.
> The -current box is trying to use the v6 addr, and losing since there
> are no replies:

You can prefix the hostname with "-4" in "/etc/ntp.conf".

One of these days, we'll be able to set such preferences in a
host-wide policy table as per RFC 3484.