[ntp:questions] Re: Refid?

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Oct 22 03:59:24 UTC 2004

David L. Mills wrote:

> Richard,
> 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.
> Dave
> 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.
Hi Dave,

What's this "call gap"?   What might I do to not set it off?

As of about ten minutes ago one of the servers is still on the public 
server list (stratum 2).  I haven't checked the others yet.

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