[ntp:questions] Is the new NTP server synched?

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Mon Feb 12 00:20:06 UTC 2007

April wrote:
> On Feb 11, 1:53 am, "David J Taylor" <david-tay... at blueyonder.co.not-
> this-bit.nor-this-part.uk> wrote:
>> April wrote:
>>> Configured and started an NTP server, and wanted to know whether the
>>> server is synched with the specified time source.  Did not see any
>>> thing about synchronization in syslog for several days, but when
>>> execute ntpq -p, did find a line of time source having an asterisk, so
>>> this means the newly configured server is synched with the time source
>>> specified, right?
>> Normally, yes.  You should see one server with "*", some with "+", and
>> some with "-", depending on how many you have configured, and how "good"
>> they appear to be.
>>> xntpd coming with Solaris 9 (still one using NTP 3? btw, how to check
>>> the version of it?)
>> ntpq -c rv
>> perhaps?
>> David
> Thanks however that did not reveal the xntpd version ..

I think that got added in V4 so you may not see it with a V3 server.

> Besides syslog, and loop and stat logs, is there any other log for
> NTP?  If yes where should it be?

If you specify a log file output will go there. Check both your ntp.conf
file as well as the command line which takes a -l output option for logging.


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