[ntp:questions] How to get combined clock offset

David Lyons David_Lyons at Raytheon.com
Thu May 5 11:51:46 UTC 2005

We need to get a measurement of "Time Quality" for our node.  We are using
NTP Version 3.

It seems that the NTP system state variable "theta", the combined clock
offset, would be the variable we need.

Can this, or equivalent variable, be obtained programatically by sending a
"Read System Variables Command" to xntpd?

If so, what would be the response data field  <identifier>=<value> that
would identify this variable?


David Lyons
Raytheon Company
DD(X) Application Services
Tewksbury, MA
(978) 858-9064

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