[ntp:questions] Re: ntpdate functions successors

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Fri Oct 8 02:33:54 UTC 2004


I surely did not understand what you had in mind and I'm not sure I 
understand after your message. If you need to see the current offset 
determined by ntpd from its servers, but not use it to adjust the system 
time, use the "disable ntp" command. If you need to see the current 
offset of a selected server without it being used to adjust the time, 
use the "server ... noselect" command.


Harlan Stenn wrote:
> Dave,
> You have twice misread what I wrote.
> In article <cjut4j$s1s$1 at dewey.udel.edu>,
> David L. Mills <mills at udel.edu> wrote:
>>I explained why this is a bad idea in my previous messages. Setting 
>>tinker step 0 is just about the most dangerous thing you can do.
> I am not discussing "tinker step 0".
> I do not see a way to have ntpd say "If the time was to be adjusted right
> now, I would adjust it by [-]XX.YYY seconds".
> In this mode, the time would *not* be adjusted, ntpd would simply say what
> the adjustment would be.
> I was asking if the special case "tinker step -0" might be useful to
> trigger this behavior.
> H

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