[ntp:hackers] Understanding NTP version numbers....

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Aug 5 04:28:31 UTC 2013

Whilst I understand part of the ntpd version string - the 4.2.7p380 part - 
(which I know may change soon), there are two parts I don't understand. 
Here are some samples:

>From a FreeBSD compile:

  ntpd 4.2.7p380 at 1.2483 Sun Aug 4 05:55:39 UTC 2013 (1)

where does "@1.2483" com from?

>From two different Windows compilations:

  ntpd 4.2.7p378 at 1.2483-o Aug 01 10:10:23.52 (UTC+01:00) 2013 (1)
  ntpd 4.2.7p348 at 1.2891-o Jan 18 13:50:53 (UTC+01:00) 2013 (5)

Again there is that same "@1.2483" string, and that's from compiling two 
different snapshots at two different times on two different OSes, but why at 
the end does one compile have "(1)" and the other "(5)"?  I think I've seen 
that when you edit the source and re-compile, but it would be nice to have 
that confirmed.

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