[ntp:questions] return value of ntpd -q
forensic at milwpc.com
Sun Dec 17 05:51:46 UTC 2006
On Wed, 2006-12-13 at 15:10 +0100, Miroslav Lichvar wrote:
First, stop ntp. Put some log instructions in /etc/ntp.conf:
logconfig = +syncall +clockall +sysall +peerall
anywhere you want to put it. I put it near the end. Then make the log
file /var/log/ntpd.log, and make sure ntp can write to it. start ntpd:
Wait for about 30 seconds. Read what it does:
tail -f /var/log/ntpd.log
tail -f /var/log/syslog
dmesg | tail
You don't have to parse anything. Everything will be straight forward
and clearly understandable.
> 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?
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