Re: [chrony-users] Reference ID

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> On 30/05/2016, at 7:22 PM, Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, May 28, 2016 at 10:17:31AM +1200, Bryan Christianson wrote:
>> Maybe it could just be displayed as 8 hex digits.
> I think that would be the best solution. I was considering to use
> the MAC-style format AB:CD:EF:GH. But I'm worried it will break
> scripts that either incorrectly parse the field as an IP address or
> rely on the refid to be in the quad-dotted format.
> If someone needs the second field on the "Reference ID" line to be an
> address instead of hostname, chronyc has the -n option for that. Maybe
> this should be mentioned in the FAQ.
I like the MAC-style format too. Even without IPv6 we have the ambiguity associated with reference clocks
Reference ID    : (SOCK)

Maybe for chrony 2.5 (I think its probably too late for 2.4) the chronyc tracking display should carry a warning that the first field is not an IP address and that the format will change in the future. The change could then be made in chrony 2.6.

Bryan Christianson

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