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

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Sat Feb 3 13:45:11 UTC 2007

Uwe Klein wrote:
> 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*".
> example:
> 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.
> uwe

I /knew/ there had to be a valid reason for hating Linux!


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