[ntp:questions] NTP Time Server for LAN: Broadcasting or Not?

W. D. NewsGroups at US-Webmasters.com
Mon Oct 4 08:16:14 UTC 2004


Hi Folks,

I've got a FreeBSD - NTP time server configured on my small LAN.  Here's
some output:

ntpq> pe
     remote           refid       st t when poll reach   delay   offset 
jitter
===============================================================================     
+navobs1.wustl.e .USNO.            1 u   41   64  333  178.181  -51.694
131.381
+india.colorado. .ACTS.            1 u   37   64  377  192.120   84.779 
45.140
*navobs1.oar.net .USNO.            1 u  106   64  376  191.750  114.124
110.657
+now.cis.okstate .PSC.             1 u   40   64  377  192.337  118.809 
53.212
 192.168.2.255   .BCST.           16 u    -   64    0    0.000    0.000
4000.00
 
ntpq> rv
status=06e4 leap_none, sync_ntp, 14 events, event_peer/strat_chg,
version="ntpd 4.2.0 at 1.1161-r Sat Oct  2 18:23:29 CDT 2004 (1)",
processor="i386", system="FreeBSD/4.9-RELEASE", leap=00, stratum=2,
precision=-17, rootdelay=190.042, rootdispersion=208.241, peer=46454,
refid=navobs1.oar.net,
reftime=c50b792b.ab128f86  Mon, Oct  4 2004  2:24:27.668, poll=6,
clock=c50b7a1e.c01e94b3  Mon, Oct  4 2004  2:28:30.750, state=4,
offset=-23.313, frequency=-432.127, jitter=165.282, stability=110.396

How does one tell if this server is broadcasting properly?  

How often does it broadcast? 

Is there a way to control how often it broadcasts?

Also, the '*' and '+' tend to disappear and reappear.  Is this
possibly due to network congestion?

Thanks for your assistance!










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