[ntp:questions] pool cmd in ntp.conf
cloos at jhcloos.com
Sat Sep 8 19:04:35 UTC 2012
With earlier version of ntpd, using:
gave me three servers in ntpq -p output.
Now (4.2.7p) ntpq -p just reports:
us.pool.ntp.org .POOL. 16 p - 64 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
I cannot find anything in the docs suggesting this changed, or an
explanation of how to translate the above into what, if anything,
There are some pool-related notes in syslog, of the form:
[ntpd] Soliciting pool server 126.96.36.199_
There is about one such line per minute, with different IPs.
ntpdate -d tells me that the servers so mentioned do serve ntp, and that
my box is 2 to 3 ms off from most them.
(I have one server line in addtion to the pool line; ntpq report approx
160 us offset from that server.)
Is the .POOL. report intentional?
A packet trace suggests that it is communicating with the pool servers.
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