[ntp:questions] outout of ntpq -p

Rick Jones rick.jones2 at hp.com
Tue May 22 18:17:04 UTC 2012

Dave Hart <hart at ntp.org> wrote:
> ntpq -n -c lassoc -c "rv &1 srcadr"

> If you omit the -n, the IP address will be reversed to a hostname if possible.

> http://bugs.ntp.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1763

> has a similar discussion.

In a nutshell, displaying IPv6 addresses and 80 column formatting
simply aren't compatible.  An IPv6 address is simply going to consume
too much space for that. It may be that we aren't supposed to parse the
output of the likes of ntpq -p but still...

rick jones
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