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

Joseph Gwinn joegwinn at comcast.net
Sun Mar 15 22:20:04 UTC 2009

In article <nbWdnVXq_P-Y_iDUnZ2dnUVZ_tHinZ2d at giganews.com>,
 "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:

> Joseph Gwinn wrote:
> > In article <49BD3907.1080302 at ntp.org>, mayer at ntp.org (Danny Mayer) 
> > wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > 3.  The original question was how to interpret a specific status code, 
> > 9514.  I read the explanation in the documentation, but became no wiser 
> > for it.  Thus my question.  
> > 
> > If there isn't a NTP FAQ entry on this, there probably should be.  Our 
> > sysadmins were flummoxed by the cloud of 5914 codes, and they are far 
> > too busy to undertake a research project.  (The deeper problem is that 
> > some managers believe that NTP is plug and play, which isn't quite true.)
> > 
> > 
> > The various answers and questions I've gotten have been quite useful, as 
> > they give me a list of things to think about and investigate, things I 
> > might not have thought of, or soon thought of.
> > 
> > Joe Gwinn
> Joe,
> You need to proofread your message text a little more carefully!!
> Which error are you ACTUALLY getting?  You say 9514 and then 5914! 
> Which is it?

You're right, but it wouldn't help, for an odd reason.

The status code is 9514.

But I have a Clausing 5914 lathe.

Inherent dyslexia inducer.

> Also, you might try Google with the FULL and EXACT text of the error 
> message!

It's "9514", pulled from a field in peerstats records.  Think I'll get 
many false hits?  Qualifying 9514 with peerstats brought me back to this 

So, tried "Maximum Distance Exceded", got led back to this exact news 

But let's say I did find some relevant hits.  This is the Internet.  How 
would I know which hits to believe?

The FAQ has to be the place for such explanations.

Joe Gwinn

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