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

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Mon Nov 21 22:10:11 UTC 2005

"Danny Mayer" <mayer at gis.net> wrote in message 
news:4380B20A.9010804 at gis.net...

> David Schwartz wrote:

>>     For example, suppose I have two servers, A and B. A is talking to a
>> third server C. I wish to determine if a server B is talking to is that 
>> same
>> server C, or a distinct server, D. How will a session hash help me do 
>> that?
>> On the other hand, a public server ID that is globally unique *will* help 
>> me
>> do that. The source IP won't, because a single machine can have multiple
>> addresses.

> That's what the refid is for.

    I've seen many servers with the same refid. It does not appear to be a 
globally unique server identifier.


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