[ntp:questions] nptq -p slowness

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.isc.org
Mon Jan 29 02:59:35 UTC 2007

>>> In article <0eednfx366oTvCDYnZ2dnUVZ_u-unZ2d at comcast.com>, "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> writes:

Richard> The bug is that ntpq should not be interpreting the refid at all!
Richard> It's a text string, not an IP address and should not be treated as
Richard> one.  Yes, sometimes the refid IS an IP address but it still should
Richard> be treated as a simple text string!

How can the code tell the difference between a refid that is a string and
one that is an IP address?

I want to stop doing this resolution altogether, but the last time I asked
Dave about this he said he wanted to keep the lookup in place, even though
it is only useful for IPv4.


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