[ntp:hackers] Cool new stuff

John Hay jhay at meraka.org.za
Sat Jul 22 19:36:56 UTC 2006

On Sat, Jul 22, 2006 at 07:12:24PM +0000, David L. Mills wrote:
> Frank,
> This is profoundly and absolutely ridiculous. The loopback interface and 
> refclock interface addresses are not going to change. To do so would 
> screw up links, the access control list and who knows what else. In any 
> case the excessive debug display screws up a per-minute protocol watch. 
> Lose the display or move it up in the -d option.

Just to note, while the loopback interface may not go away and the
loopback ipv4 address will also probably stay, one can add and
remove other addresses on the loopback interface:

tick:~ > ifconfig lo0
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
        inet netmask 0xff000000
        inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
        inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2
        inet netmask 0xffffff00
        inet netmask 0xffffffff
tick:~ >

John Hay -- John.Hay at meraka.csir.co.za / jhay at FreeBSD.org

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