Proposed argument changes to ntpq (fixing bug #319)

Ian Bruene ianbruene at
Thu Jun 8 14:51:13 UTC 2017

On 06/08/2017 03:22 AM, Hal Murray wrote:
> If you are looking at ntpq, it would be nice if there was a simple way to see
> the packets sent/received and not much else.
> A few of the packets have binary data.  It may be as simple as only assoc IDs
> are in binary.  Everything else is raw ascii so it doesn't need any
> complicated parsing or reformatting.
> We need wire packets rather than logical/assembled packets. This won't show
> fragmentation on the wire, but there is a reassembly layer in ntpq and I want
> to see the packets below that layer.
> [Context is retransmission bugs in ntpq.]

I've been considering something like this as well, context of creating 
tests for the packet handling code.

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