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

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Fri May 12 02:52:18 UTC 2017

On 2017-05-11 17:22, Richard Thomas wrote:
>> On May 10, 2017, at 10:07 AM, brian utterback 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.
> 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.

As I posted earlier, use ntpq -w -p or similar.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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