[ntp:questions] ntp documentation
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Sat Jan 5 07:08:51 UTC 2008
"Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> writes:
>> "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> writes:
>>>>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:
>>>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?
>filegen creates a new file daily or weekly or monthly. . . .
>These files can eat many megabytes of disk space if you let them. If
>you're not prepared to analyze and summarize all the data, do yourself a
>favor and skip creating the files. The tools to do so are included in
>the ntpd distribution but you do have to find them, and use them and
>then clean up the obsolete files. . . .
OK, I guess daily is the default if you just use the
But the key question is where in the world is the documentation for all of
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