[ntp:questions] NTPQ -P shows both IP and DNS name (parsing problem)

roman.mescheryakov at gmail.com roman.mescheryakov at gmail.com
Wed Jun 21 11:49:22 UTC 2017

вторник, 20 июня 2017 г., 19:38:53 UTC+3 пользователь David Woolley написал:
> I think you are expected to use the relevant management request 
> directly, rather than parse output intended for humans.  That would 
> avoid process startup, filtering, and DNS costs.

What does it mean to “use the relevant management request directly”? I’m new to NTP and Linux and this phrase is not clear to me. If it makes any difference, my program is written on Python and running under Raspbian OS.

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