[ntp:questions] On NTP server, how to check offset between client and NTP server?

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Fri Oct 10 16:46:21 UTC 2008

chowalit.lab at gmail.com (chowalit.lab Chowalit Lab Linux) writes:

>Dear Unruh and All
>     Sorry for my english, It make you confuse. So I will explain
>about my system.

>   -  I have NTP server.
>   -  NTP server install on CentOS.
>   -  This NTP server serve client to sync time.
>   -  My clients are windows XP, Windows 2003, Linux.

>      My question:
>   -  How to check the different time between NTP server and client on
>NTP server side.

Are the clients running ntp? If they are
ntpq -p name.of.client
will tell you what the offset was on the last query they made to the

If they are not, then I do not know. 
Now if they are running ntp they are trying their best ( as defined by the
ntp algorithm) to keep their time equal to the server's. Why do you want to

>Thanks you

>On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 2:01 AM, Unruh <unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca> wrote:
>> chowalit.lab at gmail.com (chowalit.lab Chowalit Lab Linux) writes:
>>>Dear All
>>>      I have stratum 2 NTP server. My client request time from my NTP
>>>server. On my NTP server, how to know offset of between my client and
>>>my server ? I found ntp_script software suite from
>>>http://www.schlitt.net/scripts/ntp/. It's not solve my problem
>> No idea what you are asking. Your ntp machine is working hard to make sure
>> its time is the same as the server's time. What offset?
>>  I think you need to rethink your question.
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