[ntp:questions] Peer Review of ntpq -c rv
albyva at empire.org
Fri Mar 9 13:40:32 UTC 2012
On Mar 8, 6:43 am, David Lord <sn... at lordynet.org> wrote:
> 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.
> >> 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
I downloaded your configs and setup MRTG to run GetNTPus_ntpq.pl,
but it doesn't seem to be pulling any data. Did I miss something?
# NTP stats for godzilla
Target[godzilla_ntp]: `perl /var/log/ntp/GetNTPus_ntpq.pl godzilla`
Title[godzilla_ntp]: NTP statistics for godzilla.empire.org - GODZILLA
Options[godzilla_ntp]: logscale,integer, gauge, nopercent, growright
YLegend[godzilla_ntp]: offset +/- us
Legend1[godzilla_ntp]: positive offset (us)
Legend2[godzilla_ntp]: negative offset (us)
PageTop[godzilla_ntp]: <H1>FreeBSD v9 - Godzilla</H1>
godzilla# ls -l GetNTPus.pl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 728 Mar 9 08:27 GetNTPus.pl
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