[ntp:questions] Checking NTP status quickly
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Sat Apr 30 13:50:41 UTC 2011
"David J Taylor" <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> wrote in message
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> I have an application where it would be desirable to check that NTP is
> installed and running, and that the offset reported by NTP is within,
> say, one second. So we don't need millisecond precision, just to have a
> good idea that the PC's clock is correct within a second or so. I'm
> thinking that a mode-6 packet might do the job, but I have no experience
> with control packets. Is this the right way to go about things?
Yes, it works, I found some old code with control-packet handling.
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