[ntp:questions] server's address in ntp payload?

Ulisses ulisses.alonso at unavarra.es
Fri Nov 18 15:05:06 UTC 2005

Hi Danny

On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 09:24:34AM -0500, Danny Mayer wrote:
> Ulisses wrote:
> > The usefulness I wanted with it is to try getting the
> > loopback address of ntp servers running on routers
> > 
> That's confusing me. Do you really mean the loopback addresss -
> and ::1 or did you mean an address bound to the interface?

many (all?) routers wich run a routing protocol have an special address
that's called "loopback address" which is not

I wanted to check what address returned the ntp process on routers 
(if it was possible) in the ntp header, in hope to obtain the
loopback address I mention.


> There nearest thing to an identifier is the refid. Unfortunately it's
> flawed in the NTP reference implmentation since you can get different
> refid's from different addresses on the machine.


Thanks for your comments


PD: I did not reply the rest of the e-mail because I suposse it is clear now

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