[ntp:questions] NTP time compare util

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Tue Aug 28 12:45:54 UTC 2012

On 2012-08-28, Ivan Shmakov <oneingray at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> telsar  <noone at nowhere.com> writes:
>>>>>> On 8/24/2012 7:52 AM, Harry Bloomfield wrote:
> 	[Cross-posting to news:comp.protocols.time.ntp, for obvious
> 	reasons.]
> >> Out of nothing more that idle curiosity, I am looking a utility
> >> which can display the time from several internet time servers at
> >> once.  I also need to be able to set which time servers it
> >> interrogates.
> >> Anyone come across such a utility please?

Use ntpd + ntpq.

ntpd polls your chosen time servers and determine which is aparently the
"best". ntpd continuously steers your system clock towards the chosen
time server.

ntpq can be used to display the differences between the time servers
polled by ntpd. 

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

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