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

Richard Thomas rbthomas at cs.rutgers.edu
Thu May 11 23:22:29 UTC 2017

Sorry I wasn’t clear.  I’m not talking about the refid.  I’m concerned that the leftmost field, “remote”, that holds the name or IP address of the server/peer, is too short for a full IPv6 address, or for a full DNS name.


> On May 10, 2017, at 10:07 AM, brian utterback <brian.utterback at oracle.com> wrote:
> 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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