[ntp:questions] Re: Refid?

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Fri Oct 22 04:35:23 UTC 2004


"Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote in message news:<4s6dnaJyf5PljuXcRVn-uA at comcast.com>...
> I've seen some refids in the output of nptq -p that I don't understand.  
> I can't find any documentation that mentions any of the refids.
> 
> .GPS., .WWV., .CDMA. are all clear enough but what are:
> 
> .PSC. and .RSTR.
> 
> I actually found references to .RSTR. in the code but the accompanying 
> comments mentioned both "restricted" and "restrained", neither of which 
> are mentioned in the documentation.
> 
> Two public servers that used to work are now displaying ".RSTR." as 
> refids.  Are they trying to tell me something?  One used to be a pretty 
> good server until something happened to it a couple of weeks ago and it 
> started using a server several thousand miles away.  The other never 
> kept very good time and I won't miss it much.

There are a lot of refid's. at some point I'd like to get them listed
in the Twiki along with a description of what they are. Most of them
are different clock types but there are other scattered around that
are worth describing. I'm not sure all of them are in the documentation.

Danny



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