[ntp:questions] nptq -p slowness

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Sun Feb 4 07:20:04 UTC 2007

Danny Mayer wrote:
> David J Taylor wrote:
>> Danny Mayer wrote:
>>> David J Taylor wrote:
>>>> Harlan Stenn wrote:
>>>> []
>>>>> I want to stop doing this resolution altogether, but the last
>>>>> time I asked Dave about this he said he wanted to keep the lookup
>>>>> in place, even though it is only useful for IPv4.
>>>>> H
>>>> Even though this was not Dave's intention, as a user I find it very
>>>> helpful to see what reference IP addresses (with an option to
>>>> convert to names) servers are using one level up.  Perhaps others
>>>> find it useful as well.
>>>> David
>>> You can use dig to lookup names from addresses if you really need to
>>> know and since the value of the refid is not necessarily an IPv4
>>> address it's not something we should be doing anyway.
>>> Danny
>> Why use two tools when one would do?  Computers should be /reducing/
>> the amount of typing (or whatever), so I would rather see the option
>> as part of NTPQ.
>> David
> It's called ntptrace.
> Danny

Thanks, Danny.

Unfortunately, ntptrace.exe does not appear to be in the Meinberg 

I did find one from 2003 (V4.1.2 from Terje Mathisen) which still seems to 
work, but it doesn't do the same job - it only shows the single selected 
sync source for a remote server, whereas ntpq lists all sources.

(BTW: there is no need to send me an e-mailed copy of your response.)


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