[ntp:questions] NTP 4.2.2p4 loopstats

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Tue Nov 14 04:19:31 UTC 2006


If there are volunteers with spare cycles, I would much rather they spin 
on the new code now covered in dust.

What you are suggesting is not a trivial project and I've been there 
myself. See the (broken) scripts in ./scripts/stats. See also the 
systats monitor data, which is intended for managers like NIST and USNO.

You should know that, in the early days of the Internet, DARPA tasked 
BBN to write an AI program that watched ARPAnet for breaks and squalls. 
They spent a lot of money on it, but came away with the conclusion the 
best I to do that had ears and eyes, a nose and a network map 
surrounding the entire room overlayed with transparent plastic and crayons.


Harlan Stenn wrote:

> Tom,
> First, I believe Dave has good reasons for making these sort of changes.
> Second, I agree with you that making these changes messes people up.
> I would like to find a way to accomodate both changing the "data sources"
> and also performing data analysis on the "different flavors" of logfiles.
> - if anybody is interested in volunteering to work on this problem
>   please let me know.
> I see 2 phases for this work:
> - designing a mechanism to handle/report/analyze the data
> - being available to watch for changes from Dave and "handling" them
>   with the mechanism from "phase 1"
> and I'd be happy to see volunteers for either/both of these phases.
> I've started http://ntp.isc.org/Dev/StatisticsFileIssues as a place to
> discuss and evolve a solution to this problem.
> H

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