[ntp:questions] What exactly does "Maximum Distance Exceded" mean?
joegwinn at comcast.net
Mon Mar 16 02:30:06 UTC 2009
In article <qo6dnZLJDv8z4CDUnZ2dnUVZ_hWWnZ2d at giganews.com>,
"Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
> 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!
But what if I listen to the loudest one?
> > 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.
RAQ then? Rarely Asked Questions
Seriously, I can't believe that I'm the only person in history to be
perplexed by these status codes, and those little three-word summaries
are a bit telegraphic.
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