[ntp:questions] Getting the version string programmatically ...

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.delete-this-bit.and-this-part.co.uk.invalid
Thu Dec 17 07:25:34 UTC 2009

The command:

  ntpq -c rv

returns a set of data, including the version of NTP in the format:

  version="ntpd 4.2.6-o"

I would like to retrieve the same information (just the version field) 
using a UDP interchange with the server rather than running the ntpq 
command.  Could anyone advise what the packet I send to the server should 
contain, and what I might get back?  Perhaps if you could point me to the 
right Web page, please?


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