[ntp:questions] return value of ntpd -q

Miroslav Lichvar mlichvar at redhat.com
Wed Dec 13 14:10:29 UTC 2006


I would like to ask about return code of "ntpd -q" command when
no server can be reached. When this happen, ntpd writes to log
"no reply; clock not set" and returns 0. Detecting the failure
requires parsing the log and that's not very friendly. ntpdate returns
nonzero value in such case though.

Is this intended behaviour?


Miroslav Lichvar

More information about the questions mailing list