[ntp:questions] Re: refid on client differs from refid on local server

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk.invalid
Fri Dec 16 08:45:20 UTC 2005

Danny Mayer wrote:
> Sigh. Please repeat after me: A refid is NOT an IP address, it's a
> 32-bit number that is used for loop prevention.
> It was a mistake to allow it to be translated into a host name or
> display it as anything but a hex number. Things get much worse with
> IPv6 where the refid looks like an IPv4 address but is in fact a
> mangled IPv6 address MD5 hash. I've been trying to pursuade Dave to
> agree to change the display format at least in the beginning.
> Danny

It's very helpful to it as an IP address.  Is there no way we could get 


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