Python ntpq

Hal Murray hmurray at
Sun Nov 27 01:42:52 UTC 2016

> OTOH, I think "sensible upper limit" is reasonable to try.  What would you
> propose?  Is there any way to gather statistics on the length distribution
> of hostmes, so we can set a threshold that handles 95% of cases? 

We could write a script that does DNS lookups on the pool servers, reverses 
those addresses, and then does whatever statistics you want.  You will get 
different statistics if you do/don't eliminate duplicates.

A quick poking around finds things like

I don't have any IPv6 examples handy.

How about you set things up for 25 or 30 and we can see how that feels while 
I collect data?

Another approach would be to make it big enough for the worst case IPv6 
numerical printout.

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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