[ntp:questions] Basic Question - how to verify whether a new NTP server is ready to serve time?

Uwe Klein uwe_klein_habertwedt at t-online.de
Sat Feb 3 12:29:47 UTC 2007

David Woolley wrote:
> In article <1170482365.594728.320910 at v45g2000cwv.googlegroups.com>,
> "April" <xiaoxia2005a at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>xntpd - like to know how to check on the server and to verify from
> Make sure that you aren't really running ntpd as some vendors have
> a weird idea that misnaming ntpd confuses people less; it certainly

This happened by way of LSB (http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/LSB)
Linux Standard Base requirements which mandated a package of name
"*xntp*" is installed in contrast to older software by name of "*ntp*".

To be LSB compliant SuSE and others renamed the _current_ ntpd package,
associated scripts and stuff "*xntp*".

SuSE 9.1	xntp-4.2.0a-23	
SuSE 9.3	xntp-4.2.0a-35
SuSE 10.0	xntp-4.2.0a-46
SuSE 10.1	xntp-4.2.0a-68
SuSE 10.2	xntp-4.2.2p4-6

actually these are all versions of the current ntp-4* package.


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