[ntp:questions] enable pps not working from ntp.conf

Dennis Golden dgolden at golden-consulting.invalid
Thu Jan 9 16:50:30 UTC 2014


On Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:50:21 +0000, William Unruh wrote:

> On 2014-01-08, Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:
>> Brian Inglis writes:
>>> On 2014-01-07 09:55, Dennis Golden wrote:
>>> > I have searched to find an answer to this problem with no success. I
>>> > am using the oncore clock (127.127.30.0) and have included "enable
>>> > pps" in ntp.conf, but I get the following in /var/log messages:
>>> >
>>> > line 59 column 8 syntax error, unexpected T_String syntax error in
>>> > /etc/ntp.conf line 59, column 8
>>> >
>>> > I can use ntpdc to set this option with no problem.
>>> >
>>> > Any ideas?
>>> 
>>> enable pps is documented in the miscopt.html command summary lines:
>>> 
>>> enable [ auth | bclient | calibrate | kernel | monitor | ntp | pps |
>>> stats] disable [ auth | bclient | calibrate | kernel | monitor | ntp |
>>> pps | stats ]
>>
>> Not as of 4.2.7p410.
> 
> But it is as of 4.2.6p5 even though it does not work there.
> 
> Ie, sometimes the documentation and the progam are not quite in sync.
> (not entirely surprizing).
> In this case it looks like someone tried to take it out of the docs, but
> missed the "|pps|" in the line giving the options of the enable/disable
> commands. They did remove the explanation of what this option means.

But if I use ntpdc:
ntpdc> enable pps
done!
ntpdc> quit

I see this with tail /var/log/ntp:
 9 Jan 04:26:17 ntpd[19607]: GPS_ONCORE(0) 87b4 84 reachable
 9 Jan 09:07:46 ntpd[19607]: GPS_ONCORE(0) 87c3 83 unreachable
 9 Jan 09:07:48 ntpd[19607]: 96.226.242.9 961a 8a sys_peer
 9 Jan 09:08:47 ntpd[19607]: GPS_ONCORE(0) 80d4 84 reachable
 9 Jan 09:08:47 ntpd[19607]: GPS_ONCORE(0) 90ea 8a sys_peer
 9 Jan 09:13:54 ntpd[19607]: GPS_ONCORE(0) 87f3 83 unreachable
 9 Jan 09:18:56 ntpd[19607]: 96.226.242.9 941a 8a sys_peer
 9 Jan 09:22:26 ntpd[19607]: GPS_ONCORE(0) 8713 83 unreachable
 9 Jan 09:22:41 ntpd[19607]: GPS_ONCORE(0) 8724 84 reachable
 9 Jan 10:38:59 ntpd[19607]: 0.0.0.0 041d 0d kern PPS enabled

And this with tail /var/lib/ntp/tmp/protostats:
56666 37577.185 GPS_ONCORE(0) 87b4 84 reachable
56666 54466.517 GPS_ONCORE(0) 87c3 83 unreachable
56666 54468.518 96.226.242.9 961a 8a sys_peer
56666 54527.186 GPS_ONCORE(0) 80d4 84 reachable
56666 54527.186 GPS_ONCORE(0) 90ea 8a sys_peer
56666 54834.517 GPS_ONCORE(0) 87f3 83 unreachable
56666 55136.530 96.226.242.9 941a 8a sys_peer
56666 55346.517 GPS_ONCORE(0) 8713 83 unreachable
56666 55361.190 GPS_ONCORE(0) 8724 84 reachable
56666 59939.189 0.0.0.0 041d 0d kern PPS enabled

Regards,

Dennis
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