[ntp:questions] Extracting ntpq like information programmatically

David Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Sat Mar 30 06:55:03 UTC 2013

On 28/03/2013 18:16, Claudio Carbone wrote:
> Hello.
> I'm new to NTP and my needs aren't really rooted in the mechanism of
> synchronization and time seeding.
> Thank you very much.
> Best regards
> Claudio


I offer you three monitoring techniques - two programs and MRTG.  The 
programs are listed here:

NTP Monitor:  http://www.satsignal.eu/software/net.htm#NTPmonitor
Can be run against a batch of PCs on your network to plot the offset and 
view it as hands on a clock.  Useful for real-time monitoring.

NTP Plotter: http://www.satsignal.eu/software/net.htm#NTPplotter
Read the statistics which NTP can generate and plots them over a 
user-defined period. Useful for tuning NTP to see how changes affect 
jitter etc.

I monitor my own clocks with MRTG, with the results as show here:

Details are here:

There is also Meinberg's NTP Time Server Monitor program:

Perhaps one of these will meet your needs without extra software being 
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu

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