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

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Sun Mar 15 22:13:56 UTC 2009


Joseph Gwinn wrote:
> 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:
>>>
> [snip]
>>> 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 
> thread.
> 
> So, tried "Maximum Distance Exceded", got led back to this exact news 
> thread.
> 
> But let's say I did find some relevant hits.  This is the Internet.  How 
> would I know which hits to believe?
> 

I would be influenced by who wrote it and who disagreed with him!

> The FAQ has to be the place for such explanations.

I'm not sure if this qualifies as an FAQ as I don't recall that it has 
come up before.  FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions.




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