DragonFly- master usr.sbin/dntpd client.h defs.h dntpd.8 main.c socket.c

Simon 'corecode' Schubert corecode at fs.ei.tum.de
Fri Jan 9 05:27:25 PST 2009

Sepherosa Ziehau wrote:
On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 8:47 PM, Simon 'corecode' Schubert
<corecode at fs.ei.tum.de> wrote:
Sepherosa Ziehau wrote:
On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 8:19 PM, Simon 'corecode' Schubert
<corecode at fs.ei.tum.de> wrote:
Matthias Schmidt wrote:
commit 4d1d74ba3c1fe85df343e4059c80bc704eec0312
Author: Matthias Schmidt <matthias at dragonflybsd.org>
Date:   Fri Jan 9 12:35:25 2009 +0100
  Add IPv6 support to dntpd
      This commit allows dntpd to work with either IPv4 or IPv6 NTP
servers.  I added
  two new command line switches (-4/-6) to force dntpd to use only v4/v6
  Thanks to sephe@ for some good hints.
Are you sure this works if the ipv6 server is unreachable?  I don't think
that a connect(2) on a udp socket will find that out.  You'd actually
udp_socket() only sets up a UDP socket; by calling connect(2) we could
receive ICMP error and use write(2) like functions.  As far as I
understand the code, it never intends to verify the reachability of
the server.
But it has to do that now!  The DNS might return ipv6 and ipv4, but the ipv4
one is only reachable.  So you *have* to check availability, otherwise it
Do you mean the host does not have global scope ipv6 unicast addresses
or the host does not have a valid default ipv6 route?  If that's what
you mean, connect(2) will fail on all resolved ipv6 server addresses.
The host might have an ipv6 address listed in DNS, but might not listen to 
it, or there might be a routing advertisement for ipv6 on the local 
network but routing might be broken nevertheless, etc.  IPV6 might be
filtered upstream, etc.

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