[ntp:questions] Re: refid on client differs from refid on local server
hmurray at suespammers.org
Fri Dec 16 19:06:56 UTC 2005
>> As to the how, is there perhaps an usused bit which could be set to say
>> "Valid 32-bit IP address"?
>No, the refid based on IPv6 addresses is an mangled MD5 hash and uses
>all 32 bits. I wouldn't want to do it anyway since a refid could be
It seems quite handy for debugging/poking-around to have the old
IPv4 addresses printed out as host names.
I assume that was done at the ntpq end. Perhaps the string
sent from ntpd could be stretched to include a tag character
that would help that decoding. 4 for IPv4, T for text, ...
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