[ntp:questions] Re: Reference Identifier

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Mon Aug 4 03:01:34 UTC 2003


Please see the spec again and note the difference between the reference 
identifier and reference timestamp fields.


Morpheus wrote:

>>right now, all the NTPv4 server set the reference identifier as the IPv4
>>address of the primary ref (as it may seems) or, as said in RFC, the low
>>order 32 bits (ie the fractional part, i'm i right?) of the latest
>>transimt timestamp of the ref?
> now i realize that i was wrong: NTPv4 servers DO NOT use tha ip address of
> the reference, but what they use?
>>BTW, if the NTPv4 server is doing right, what are exactly those 32 bits:
>>the fractional part of the NTP timestamp of latest update from the
>>reference source? the integral part?

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