[ntp:questions] Strange refid

David Lord snews at lordynet.org
Tue Nov 12 08:49:14 UTC 2013

A C wrote:
> 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.

Are either WWV(various hf) or WWVB(60kHz) still online?

Here I sometimes receive MSF (60kHz) but the transmitter was
relocated from Rugby to Anthorn Cumbria and reception is no
longer good.

  remote   refid  st t  when  poll reach   delay  offset  jitter
  SHM(0)   .MSFa.  4 l   35m    64     0   0.000   5.330   0.000
*me6000e  .PPSb.  1 u    26    64   377   0.587  -0.436   0.239


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