[ntp:questions] NTP server - Number of received petitions.

Miroslav Lichvar mlichvar at redhat.com
Tue Mar 21 12:43:13 UTC 2017

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:30:01PM +0000, Raúl wrote:
> So, using "ntpdc -c iostats", the numbers under the labels "received
> packets" and "packets sent" are the total number of requests
> received/served since the last server reboot?

Yes, except the numbers include all received and transmitted NTP
packets, not just clients' requests and responses. That is, it will
include also ntpd's own requests and responses from its servers, and
also ntpdc/ntpq requests and responses, even from localhost.

Miroslav Lichvar

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