[ntp:questions] National time standard differences

David Mills mills at udel.edu
Fri Feb 19 19:03:52 UTC 2010


See the documentatino on the filegen facility, the ntpq page and the 
page on status codes and messges. When enabled, system messsages of 
various types (sysstats, protostats, cryptostats) are written to log 
files and made available to the trap facility which can be used to send 
messages to a remote monitoring host. The capability to send traps has 
been  implemented, but I've not used it myuself.

Alternately, the system health can be polled from afar using the 
monitoring commands. The system and peer status words are designed 
specifically for the purpose you crave.


John Hasler wrote:

>Hal Murray writes:
>>My best guess is that the switch was there so they could run the
>>experiment to test/verify relativity.
>Or to test/verify the correction software.

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