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

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Fri Dec 16 20:43:16 UTC 2005

David L. Mills wrote:
> Danny,
> I'm not aware of any mission calculated to "change my mind," much less
> whether to attempt DNS deconstruction of the refid field, on which I
> have no opinion. If the reference stratum is 0 or 16 or a reference
> clock, the refid is reported as a string, otherwise the opaque value.
> What ntpq or ntpdc does with that is opaque to me, but they would have
> to figure out which to print based on the same criteria.
> The common problem occurs when running a reference clock driver at
> elevated stratum, in which case the refid used to look like a mangled IP
> address, but now reveals the clock type instead. This should have
> nothing to do with DNS. Is this what you meant by "change my mind?"
> Dave

Sorry, I should have explained what I meant. I want to change the
display of the refid so it doesn't look like an IP address when it's not
one of the "other" types like a refclock. The refid is not an IP
address, but an identifier of some kind.


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