[ntp:questions] What does the NTP numbers mean?

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.neither-this-bit.nor-this.co.uk
Fri Mar 27 22:05:54 UTC 2009


Towli wrote:
> Hi all
> I am trying to understand the numbers below from a "show ntp
> associations" on a cisco switch.
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> why the difference in numbers? and what does the numbers "when",
> "poll" , "delay" "offset" and "disp" mean? ?
[]
> I am sorry if i am a little naive in asking you this, and would be
> glad if you could recommend a good faq on this...
> 
> /Towli Denmark

Towli,

Take a look here:

  http://doc.ntp.org/

and:

  http://doc.ntp.org/4.2.4/ntpq.html

Perhaps that is a start?

Cheers,
David




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