Re: [Ntp] Antw: Re: Antw: Re: Calls for Adoption -- NTP Extension Field drafts -- Four separate drafts

Hal Murray <hmurray@megapathdsl.net> Mon, 16 September 2019 06:36 UTC

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mlichvar@redhat.com said:
>> Can we assume that every server will have an Ethernet host address?
> The vast majority will, but I'm not sure we can rely on them being random. 

They are definitely not random.  They are unique.  (unless somebody screws up)

Within a batch of Ethernet cards, they will probably be sequential.  (I'll say 
more if anybody wants.)

My handwave guess is that the chances of a collision is in the same ballpark 
as the chances of poor random numbers.


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