[ntp:questions] Testing Sync Across Several Systems

paul chaofu.chen at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 14:11:29 UTC 2009

On Jul 20, 8:38 pm, T <g41... at motorola.com> wrote:
> Greetings:
> We have about 50 Linux/Solaris/Windows boxes running ntpd at several
> different sites. Some of the systems from time to time go out of sync.
> My question is there a way to test ntpd machines are all in sync with
> the master
> server?
> I was thinking of using ssh to get on to each machine to do a date and
> then go back to the master and do a date and compare, but this seems
> problematic at best. What do people do to check that all machines are
> in sync?
> Thanks in Advanced for any help.
>    Tom

My solution is to run 'ntpq -p <hostname>' remotely from monitoring
Output of the command can be processed by some kind of scripts, like
or python, or be redirected to other program.

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