[ntp:questions] Meinberg NTP monitor, silly question

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Sun Dec 20 08:40:31 UTC 2009


G8KBV wrote:

> A silly question if I may, and yes I've been poking arround the Meinberg 
> website and forum for hours, and can't find the answer.  Likewise the 
> (non existant) help within the program, though I'm *sure* I've seen text 
> on this somewhere, but can't find it at the moment.

These are standard ntpq status codes.  I assume the authors assumed that 
you would be familiar with ntpq, as you need it for any active debugging 
of the configuration.

> 
> Re the status column in the 'NTP Status' tab.
> 
> I think a * means that this server is being used as the reference.
> + signals a posible candidate for use as a reference.

+ means that it is being used to set the time, but isn't the one peer 
used to define stratum, root delay, etc. in downstream packets.

> - = will not be used (for whatever reason)
> 




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