[ntp:questions] Strange refid

mike cook michael.cook at sfr.fr
Mon Nov 11 22:55:23 UTC 2013

I think your data corruption idea is the most probable cause. If you look closely at the refid, it is 6 characters excluding the start and ending periods. I tried to create a refid of 6 chars, but it got truncated to  4.

Le 11 nov. 2013 à 23:00, A C a écrit :

> On 11/11/2013 13:38, E-Mail Sent to this address will be added to the
> BlackLists wrote:
>> On 11/10/2013 10:35 PM, A C wrote:
>>> Anyone care to explain what this refid means?  This is from the
>>> billboard on one of my machines.  This came from the round-robin DNS
>>> pool but I couldn't tell you which round-robin provided it other than
>>> one of the North America or US pools.
>>>>  .M-F.\..  16 u   86   512   376   58.947  -201.11 138.426
>> Medium Frequency Radio? (LORAN-A?)
> Given that it was late Sunday I almost thought "This server open Monday
> through Friday only".  :)  I don't think it would be LORAN since there
> are no more LORAN transmitters in the US.  LORAN-A has been long gone
> and LORAN-C shut down a couple years ago.
> The server in question is normally a stratum 2 system and currently has
> a stratum 1 server IP as the refid.
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