[ntp:questions] Re: Meanings of states from ntpq -c rv
David L. Mills
mills at udel.edu
Fri Jan 20 19:01:35 UTC 2006
1. The procedures and algorithms briefing and related briefings on the
NTP project page.
2. The ntpq documentation.
3. The rfc-1305 Appendix B.
Joel Shellman wrote:
> What are the meanings of the states 1, 2, 3, 4 in the
> output of ntpq -c rv?
> Also, is there an easy reference to all the vars that
> come back from ntpq -c rv and ntpq -c"rv [assocId]"
> I'm working on a little monitor script with strict
> guidelines of ensuring the client is in sync with the
> So far, I think that if state != 4 or reach & 1 != 1
> then I can flag an error, but I notice it drops into
> state 2 sometimes and wanted to understand that
> Also, I'm trying to figure out how best to deal with
> the ramp up until it gets to 4 (which it might not
> ever and so I need to flag an error at some point--but
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