[ntp:questions] Help with reference identifier for stratum 2 version 4.

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Sat Dec 12 20:52:49 UTC 2009

Poster Matt wrote:
> Hi,
> I've written a C# class to handle communications with a SNTP server, 
> mainly as a learning exercise. It is working perfectly except for one 
> aspect which has confused me. That is the reference identifier as it is 
> used by secondary servers and using version 4.

It's an opaque hash of the identity of the server's upstream server. 
New code is not supposed to put any further meaning on it.

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