[ntp:questions] Three NTP servers, one strange IP-address in 'refid'

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Wed Apr 2 20:56:15 UTC 2014

Sander Smeenk writes:
> Quoting Miroslav Lichvar (mlichvar at redhat.com):
> > > > I guess it could also be a IPv6 ref mangling issue?
> > > That could well be. We use IPv6 where we can.
> > For IPv6 addresses the refid is defined as first 4 bytes of the MD5
> > sum of the address. With 2001:7b8:3:32:213:136:0:252 (tt52.ripe.net)
> > that is 0xac023551, or in the quad-dotted notation.
> Miroslav, you're right. This is it. Thanks.
> I consider this a bug. 

As do we all.  And we can fix it as soon as a decent solution appears.


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