[ntp:questions] Will ntpd tell me if it encounters problems?

Richard B. gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Mon Apr 16 14:47:16 UTC 2007


gluino wrote:
> On Apr 13, 8:00 pm, Heiko Gerstung
> <heiko.removethistext.gerst... at meinberg.de> wrote:
> 
>>Well, you _should_ use an NTP synchronized machine if you monitor NTP
>>servers, no? :-)
> 
> 
> Thanks, Heiko.
> I was intending to monitor a company server's ntpd using the monitor
> installed on my desktop... my desktop was running Dimension4 for
> syncing, for many years.
> So anyways, I've uninstalled D4, and started using meinberg's NTP
> windows binaries instead.
> 
> 
>>If you do not run NTP on the machine where you run our time server
>>monitor, you will not be able to use most of the features, because they
>>are referring to the local instance of NTP.
>>
>>Any more questions? Use the forum atwww.time-server-monitor.comor
>>contact us at supp... at meinberg.de ...
> 
> 
> I have some general ntp-newbie questions, that I guess I should ask
> here:
> In what unit is the "when" column of ntpq -p?

Subject to correction by someone who knows what he's talking about, I 
believe that the units vary.  ISTR seeing, rarely, things like 45M, or 
7H, or 3D.  If units are not given, it's safe to assume seconds.
<snip>


> I'm guessing the drift correction does not work when the computer is
> off?

Correct!
> 
> Thanks!
> 

You're welcome.




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