[time] {0,1,2}.<zone>.pool.ntp.org; new monitoring system

Peter Hessler phessler
Tue Sep 7 22:49:52 UTC 2004

On Tue, 7 Sep 2004 20:34:21 +0200
Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder <clockmaster at fortytwo.ch> wrote:

:Monitoring system
:As announced (but, of course, a few days late), I finally retired the 
:monitoring system as it is now and replaced it by a much simpler one.  Now,
: every server is just queried once per hour by a simple perl script (using 
:Net::NTP), and scores are assigned according to the offset measured to my 
: +1             if offset < 0.5s
: -2*$offset + 2 if 0.5s < offset < 1.5s
: -2             if offset > 1.5s
: -5             if server is unreachable (timeout 2s)
:As with the old system, the scores are multiplied by 0.95 every hour, too, 
:so a opimally running server will still have a score of 20, and a server 
:which is offline will go to -100.

I'm sure you thought about this, but is the absolute value of the offset
used in the calculation, or do you take the pure value?  (i.e. does an
offset of-1.6s get you +1?)

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