[ntp:questions] Re: My Setup..
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Wed May 10 14:29:36 UTC 2006
Ted Gervais wrote:
> Wondering if someone couldcomment on the result of my 'ntpq -p' query.
> I need to know ifI am gettingclose to a reasonable setup and am wondering
> among otherthings if thereshould be more '*' lines or willthere only
> ever be one '*' line and the rest would be '+' lines???
> Does this make any sense?
> I have both '*', '+' and '-' lines. I believe the '*' line is for
> actually being connected to a server, and I think the '+' means
> something like it can be reached but is waiting its turn to interact
> with my system. And finally I believe the '-' lines mean that those
> servers can't be reached???
> Is any of this right??
Not much. The "*" means that the indicated server has been selected as
the primary synchronization source. There will never be more than one
"*" unless something is seriously broken. "+" means that a server is a
candidate for selection. "-" means that the indicated server is not a
candidate. "x" means that the indicated server is considered "insane"
For the sordid details of how it works, see:
under the heading "Clock Select Principles"
The above URL is part of a large collection of documentation. It's all
worth looking at at least once.
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