[ntp:questions] ntpq -c

Luc Roels lroels at hotmail.com
Mon May 21 13:58:02 UTC 2012


I am an NTP newbie but have been asked to debug a problem in our system. Our software uses the output of the ntpd -c "rv assid" to determine if the NTP server is reachable and if it is synced or not by inspecting the filtoffset line.

On some machines this command takes up to 3 minutes. What is the reason it takes so long? Can anything be done do shorten this or is this normal behaviour?

Thanks for your help,

Luc Roels


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