[ntp:questions] Re: Refid?

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Fri Oct 22 03:41:33 UTC 2004


If the association is a reference clock, the refid is the type of 
receiver or service. There is no official mapping, but you can guess 
what it is. If not a reference clock and unreachable, then the code 
should appear in the list of kiss codes in the documentation. The RSTR 
means you set off the call gap and the server is telling you to slow down.


Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> I've seen some refids in the output of nptq -p that I don't understand.  
> I can't find any documentation that mentions any of the refids.
> .GPS., .WWV., .CDMA. are all clear enough but what are:
> .PSC. and .RSTR.
> I actually found references to .RSTR. in the code but the accompanying 
> comments mentioned both "restricted" and "restrained", neither of which 
> are mentioned in the documentation.
> Two public servers that used to work are now displaying ".RSTR." as 
> refids.  Are they trying to tell me something?  One used to be a pretty 
> good server until something happened to it a couple of weeks ago and it 
> started using a server several thousand miles away.  The other never 
> kept very good time and I won't miss it much.

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