[ntp:questions] Will ntpd tell me if it encounters problems?

Andrew Hood ajhood at fl_net_au.invalid
Thu Apr 12 14:06:03 UTC 2007

On Wed, 11 Apr 2007 21:02:43 -0700, gluino wrote:

> Thanks all for the help.
> On Apr 12, 6:52 am, "Richard B. gilbert" <rgilber... at comcast.net> wrote:
>> It's generally possible to find servers with delays less than twenty
>> milliseconds.  It should almost always be possible to find servers with
>> delays less than 50 milliseconds.
> Maybe it's because I'm in South East Asia, I'll try to look around some
> more.
> Anyway, I'm happy with keeping my machines within say 1/4 seconds of UTC,
> considering that for many years the the company network (including scores
> of POS and DVR PCs) has been chugging along fine with just manual time
> adjustments.
> So... Maarten suggests using a simple script to check on ntpq -p, I'm not
> sure what to check for, will the asterisk always disappear after a
> problem?
> If so, I would just check for presence of the string: "*"
> (it's my government's public time server)


Several of the hosts in that are *real* servers (not someone's PC), and
are much closer to Singapore.

inetnum: -
netname:      TANET
country:      Taiwan

inetnum: -
netname:      UINET
country:      Indonesia

inetnum: -
netname:      EASTGATE
country:      Malaysia

inetnum: -
netname:      GPNET-ID
country:      Indonesia

inetnum: -
netname:      JARING-MY
country:      Malaysia

inetnum: -
netname:      XDSLSTREAMYX
country:      Malaysia

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