[ntp:questions] ntpq -p versus ntpstat

Gautam Thaker ghthaker at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 16:50:19 UTC 2011


I am running ntp on a fedora 12 machine. The time sync error/offset
values reported by ntpserver and "ntpq -p" are quite different. I have
always tended to rely on "ntpq -p". Is there an explanation for this
difference? My Fedora 12 machine has been up overnight.

Thanks for any comments.

# ntpstat
synchronised to NTP server ( at stratum 6
   time correct to within 79 ms
   polling server every 16 s

# ntpq -p
     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay
offset  jitter
*ops    5 u    2   16  377    0.100   -1.831   0.245

Note: ops  has IP address



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