[ntp:questions] Peer Review of ntpq -c rv

David Lord snews at lordynet.org
Thu Mar 8 11:43:01 UTC 2012

Alby VA wrote:


>>>> David
>>>  Does this mean there is something I need to tweek to get
>>> my offsets lower? Could the delays from the remote NTP
>>> servers be my issue?
>> I don't know if that's the case. I setup my two servers
>> to use the nearest ntp servers that didn't share the same
>> sources. There are tools to assist in the ntp distribution
>> or you can select from the list of public servers at
>> ntp.org. The stratum is usually of no importance. I had
>> several stratum3 servers in my initial selection but the
>> same servers are now stratum2 or stratum1. By nearest, I
>> mean those with shortest delay.
>> I'd remove the sources with highest delay, maybe just by
>> marking as noselect.
>> My own server with gps/pps source gives a couple of blips
>> each morning due to load from cron jobs. The other pcs
>> show variations from load and from temperature.
>> http://www.lordynet.org.uk/mrtg/stats/ntp/
>> David
>  David:
>  Can I get your mrtg.cfg and perl script for those graph/stats?
> I think mine are just mislabeled...

They can be downloaded from



More information about the questions mailing list