[ntp:questions] Basic Question - how to verify whether a new NTP server is ready to serve time?

Folkert van Heusden folkert at vanheusden.com
Sun Feb 4 17:58:08 UTC 2007


> > This happened by way of LSB (http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/LSB)
> > Linux Standard Base requirements which mandated a package of name
> > "*xntp*" is installed in contrast to older software by name of
> > "*ntp*".
> > To be LSB compliant SuSE and others renamed the _current_ ntpd
> > package, associated scripts and stuff "*xntp*".
> > example:
> > SuSE 9.1 xntp-4.2.0a-23
> > SuSE 9.3 xntp-4.2.0a-35
> > SuSE 10.0 xntp-4.2.0a-46
> > SuSE 10.1 xntp-4.2.0a-68
> > SuSE 10.2 xntp-4.2.2p4-6
> > actually these are all versions of the current ntp-4* package.
> 
> I /knew/ there had to be a valid reason for hating Linux!

Not all linuxes do it like that. Debian (also a large player) and Redhat
enterprise linux just call it ntp (ntp-server).


Folkert van Heusden

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