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

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Sat Feb 3 20:26:31 UTC 2007

On 2007-02-03, Uwe Klein <uwe_klein_habertwedt at t-online.de> wrote:
> David Woolley wrote:
>> In article <1170482365.594728.320910 at v45g2000cwv.googlegroups.com>,
>> 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*".

Please provide a link to the LSB requirements which mandate this name
change. If you can't you're spreading mis-information.

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

Debian's NTP packages are LSB compliant and are not mis-named as

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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