[ntp:questions] ntpq -p versus ntpstat

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Wed Apr 6 17:58:17 UTC 2011

On 2011-04-06, Gautam Thaker <ghthaker at gmail.com> wrote:

> # 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

The 79 ms value shown by ntpstat is most likely your ntpd's root

You may find it helpful to compare the output of 'ntpq -crv' with the
output of ntpstat.

BTW ntpstat is a third-party utility for displaying the synchronisation
state of a host using the network time protocol (NTP). ntpstat is not a
part of the Reference Implementation Distribution. ntpstat may be found
at http://people.redhat.com/rkeech/#ntpstat

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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