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

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Fri Dec 16 20:56:13 UTC 2005


Nigel Henry wrote:
> 
> Hi Danny. Right, thats explained the refids on my servers, but the refid for 
> whichever client is booted up always shows a valid IP address, for whichever 
> stratum 2 server is acting as sys-peer on the machine thats acting as a 
> server. For example. ntp.kamino.fr  is IP 216.32.94.18 . I'm probably missing 
> something here as I'm quite new to NTP. Sorry if I'm wasting anyones time on 
> this subject. Nigel.
> 

The problem that I'm trying to address here is the misconception that
the refid IS an IP address. That, historically, is how it was created,
but it's not a good or reliable indicator of where the remote server is
getting its preferred time.

Danny



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