Documenting some progress - magic refclock addresses are almost gone
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Sat Jun 25 12:43:26 UTC 2016
esr at thyrsus.com said:
> Does anyone on the list understand mode 6 well enough to answer questions?
> My main one is: if I add a field to a mode 6 response, is it going to break
> old ntpqs or will they silently ignore it?
I think they ignore it, but try it to be sure.
> (The response field I intend to add, of course, is to the peer query and is
> a refclock type name - empty for real servers.)
Beware. There are 4 variations on the peers command in ntpq.
The "o" types print the dispersion rather than jitter.
The "l" types print the local IP address rather than the refid.
At least I thought that was what should happen. lpeers doesn't work that way.
There is also apeers.
These are my opinions. I hate spam.
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