Subject: Re: Local IP addresses changing
To: None <>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/25/2000 11:24:07
> 1. NTP should get intimate enough with the BIND DNS code to get the
> TTL along with the A RR, and should requery the name/address mapping
> for all peers when their TTLs expire. The TTL is the maximum time that
> such a mapping is guaranteed to be valid. This necessarily means that
> NTP should be keeping peering relationships with host names rather
> than host addresses...

I wonder if it wouldn't be easier to have a unique ntp-peer identifier
in the ntp packet itself and ignore the IP address for identification

Ntp already adds state inside the packet for authentication.  It
wouldn't be that much of a leap to just put the hostname (or an
md5-hash or similar) inside the packet.

       Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
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