[ntp:questions] ntp documentation

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Sun Jan 6 19:05:20 UTC 2008


NTP for Dummies is in the official NTP documentations linked from 
www.ntp.org. I recently rewrote many of those pages, which are still 
under construction. Dummies really should read the first paragraph on 
the home page. For Dummies there is a site map page containing a number 
of collections grouped by topic. Dummies might choose the ntpd page from 
the Program Manual Pages collection, then the Monitoring Options on that 
page. If that wade doesn't get your feet wet, you might find useful 
hints elsewhere on the www.ntp.org site.


Unruh wrote:
> "Dennis Hilberg, Jr." <timekeeper at dennishilberg.com.invalid> 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 can find links to the official NTP documentation along with other 
>>information here: http://www.ntp.org/documentation.html
>>The official NTP docs are in html format only.
> And impossible to wade through. Could you tell me where the statistics and
> the peerstats directives are actually discussed? Trying to look at those
> docs gives me no hint. 
> Ie, what is needed is like in the man page-- a list of the config variables
> and options with a brief description. 

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