[ntp:questions] Significance of "space" in the ntpq -p display
davehart at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 21:10:37 UTC 2009
On Mar 12, 8:28 pm, "David J Taylor" <david-tay... at blueyonder.neither-
> Dave Hart wrote:
> > On Mar 12, 8:12 pm, "David J Taylor" <david-tay... at blueyonder.neither-
> > this-bit.nor-this.co.uk> wrote:
> >> Dave Hart wrote:
> >>> It looks like you've found a documentation omission.
> >> Thanks, Dave. As you have the code to hand, could you report it as a
> >> bug?
> > Sure. Where did you find the slightly inadequate description of space
> > in the first character of the peers billboard lines?
> The only table I can find on the official site is:
> where the description is: "discarded as not valid (TEST10-TEST13)"
Does it also have a more detailed description of TEST12?
> Search Google with the exact phrase: "The peer is discarded as
> unreachable, synchronized to this server (synch loop) or outrageous
> synchronization distance." and you get three pages of hits. These appear
> to refer to the man page for ntpq(8) which I don't have.
I believe the reference NTP source does not include man pages, so I
don't think a http://bugs.ntp.org/ report would be useful. You might
check http://support.ntp.org/ to see if there's something you can add
or correct there about peers billboard sync codes.
However, both sites are currently inaccessible to me, which I reported
to webmaster at ntp.org but that mail may be hosted on the same
unreachable machine. From three test locations I reach an ISC router
responding host unreachable which I think means the connectivity is
fine but the host isn't. I'll forward the report on to a few selected
non- at ntp.org email addresses.
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