[ntp:questions] what is refid in ntpq -pn [sorta OT: field sizes]

brian utterback brian.utterback at oracle.com
Wed May 10 17:07:08 UTC 2017

On 5/7/2017 7:22 PM, Richard Thomas wrote:
> While we’re on the topic of the ’ntpq -p’ display, the days of 80x24 screens are long since gone.  How much work would it be to increase the size of the first column of the output so that it had enough space for a full IPv6 address?

The width of the field is not the problem. The refid is a field in the
packet and is only 32 bits.
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