[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd+TRIMTSIP+PPS keeps clockhopping - workaround

Ronan Flood ronan at noc.ulcc.ac.uk
Mon Feb 14 18:43:14 UTC 2005

On 13 Feb 2005 13:22:10 -0500,
kevin-usenet at horizon.com (Kevin MacLeod) wrote:

> Supposedly, it's
> possible to do run-time reconfiguration, but I've tried repeatedly and
> never got it to work.  Can anyone tell me what's going wrong?

> ntpq> writevar 49207 dstport=124
> Keyid: 1
> MD5 Password: 
> ***Server disallowed request (authentication?)

> I don't see any related error messages in the ntpd log file.
> Is this supposed to work?

As I read the code, the only thing you are allowed to change using
writevar is the system variable "leap" -- see things marked RO/RW
in ntpd/ntp_control.c

                      Ronan Flood <R.Flood at noc.ulcc.ac.uk>
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