[ntp:hackers] Cool new stuff

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Sat Jul 22 19:56:22 UTC 2006


I don't understand why anybody would want to do this, but if they do, 
why scan the loopback interfaces) as if they might change due to 
external cause? I didn't raise this issue to question the wisdom of how 
and why to scan the interfaces, just the severe irritation of watching a 
particularly intricate radio clock behavior and getting my 24-line 
display slammed full by a multi-line debug display that was irrelevant 
to my cause.


John Hay wrote:

> 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

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