[ntp:questions] Weird output from ntpq -p

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Thu Jul 31 13:29:04 UTC 2008


That message did not come from ntpq; it came from ntpd operating in 
ntpdate mode. Are you sure you didn't run ntpd -q?


BJörn Lindqvist wrote:
> When you run ntpq -p, it outputs a banner with configured ntp server.
> But sometimes it outputs something totally different:
>     # ntpq -p
>     ntpd: time slew +0.000000s
> Why does that happen? Is there a bug in ntpq? I can reproduce it and
> it only happens very seldom. ntpd version is:
>     ntpd: ntpd 4.2.0a at 1.1213-r Tue Nov  8 17:18:10 UTC 2005 (1)
> --
> mvh Bjvrn

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