ntpEntStatPktModeTable.... what is it? (NTPv4-MIB)

Ian Bruene ianbruene at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 22:01:42 UTC 2018

Returning to work on ntpsnmpd after a hiatus I looked through the MIB 
entries and discovered that I had accidentally skipped one of the tables.

The table is described as "The number of packets sent and received by 
packet mode. One entry per packet mode.".

It has 3 fields per mode: ntpEntStatPktMode, ntpEntStatPktSent, 

The first of those is listed as MAX-ACCESS == not-accessible. Why? / 
What purpose does it serve to have it there?

 From the possible values of ntpEntStatPktMode it would appear that the 
"modes" this table is talking about are not the normal NTP communication 
modes like mode6.

Query: should the "modes" listed under ntpEntStatPktMode be used as the 
field indexes for the table entries?

And I'm not entirely certain what data it wants anyway. I don't think 
there are this many non-error packet counts in the entirety of mode 6, 
let alone ones specific to ntpd and not its peers.

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