[ntp:questions] ntpq -c

Lloyd Dizon thecarrionkind at gmail.com
Tue May 22 12:25:50 UTC 2012

On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 3:58 PM, Luc Roels <lroels at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

Have you tried doing a running a network capture (tcpdump or wireshark) ?

I suspect a host resolution (reverse) issue.

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