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Why does w32tm /monitor give me a random internet IP/name for a refID?

The offending ip/name is shown below (68.68.18.78).  I have the sntp peer set to pool.ntp.org on both dc's.

dc1.mydomain.local *** PDC *** [192.168.1.251]:
    ICMP: 8ms delay.
    NTP: +0.0000000s offset from dc1.mydomain.local
        RefID: 68.68.18.78.customer.bluemilenetworks.com [68.68.18.78]
dc2.mydomain.local [192.168.2.254]:
    ICMP: 1ms delay.
    NTP: +4.9007335s offset from dc1.mydomain.local
        RefID: unspecified / unsynchronized [0.0.0.0]
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Cause that's what pool.ntp.org does. It's a DNS record pointing to a (large) pool of ntp servers.
You got one of the A records that was resolved at the time the ntp client queried who pool.ntp.org was.
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a) I was suspecting that after I got that same IP on several hosts on the internal network. I restarted w32tm on several boxes on the internal network and got a different IP.

b)  I told you it was a stupid question.  :)

Thanks for the quick response!
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