[ntp:questions] ntp documentation

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Sat Jan 5 04:27:34 UTC 2008

"Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> writes:

>Unruh wrote:
>> Where is there ntp documentation? For example I wanted to have ntp write
>> out the statistics  on its peers etc. I looked everywhere-- man page of
>> ntp, ntp.conf, etc, and finally discovered by looking at the source that
>> there seem to be a huge bunch of undocumented options. 
>> Or are they documented somewhere in that filing cabinette down some broken
>> steps in a flooded basement, behind a door labeled "Beware of Tigers"

>You'll find the secret staircase at ntp.org.  The humidity may be a 
>little high in the basement but it's not actually wet.  ;-)

>This snippet from my ntp.conf might help:

>logfile /var/ntp/ntp.log
>statsdir /var/ntp/ntpstats/
>statistics peerstats clockstats
>filegen peerstats file peerstats type day enable
>filegen clockstats file clockstats type day enable

But where did you find those options? for example I finally did 
statistics peerstats
and the system set up a daily and total couple of files in /var/log/ntp (
my statsdir) 
What does filegen do and mean? Do I need it? I should have some docs where
I can easily find that. Does it exist?

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