[ntp:questions] What exactly does "Maximum Distance Exceded" mean?

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.org
Sun Mar 15 02:08:28 UTC 2009

Ronan Flood wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Mar 2009 23:31:11 -0500,
> Joseph Gwinn <joegwinn at comcast.net> wrote:
>> NTP version 3 is running.  I've been trying to find the command to give 
>> me the full version, including dot (like 3.4y), and I get answers, but 
>> don't know which one to believe, and if the version given is that of the 
>> NTP daemon itself, or of ntpq, or of ntpdate.
> It might get logged to /var/adm/messages or somewhere when xntpd starts,
> but try
>  ntpq -c "rv 0 daemon_version"

However we are not supporting ntp version 3, at least not without
funding. Is there some reason why you are not running the latest version
of ntpd?


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