[ntp:questions] Significance of "space" in the ntpq -p display

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.neither-this-bit.nor-this.co.uk
Fri Mar 13 14:17:03 UTC 2009

Steve Kostecke wrote:
> On 2009-03-13, David J Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>> it would be helpful if the most recent version were the first hit
>> returned.
> I have no idea if that's possible with ht://dig.
> The best I can do right now is to make the home page search default to
> the current version.

I think that would be a good idea, if it doesn't trmaple on anyone's toes.

>> Having looked at that page, my comments about the missing reason for
>> space still apply, i.e. it should include something like "this peer
>> is synchronised to a source already used by this client" (although I
>> appreciate that "client" is not normal NTP-speak).
> The explanation is "The peer is discarded as unreachable, synchronized
> to this server (synch loop) or outrageous synchronization distance. "
>> Can that documentation be updated?
> doc.ntp.org is an archive of the documentation released with specific
> versions of The NTP Reference Implementation. The documentation housed
> at doc.ntp.org is immutable.

May I suggest that the entry be updated, if needed, for the next release, 


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