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Old 03-29-2012, 02:43 AM   #1
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ntpd offset


what does negative offset value indicates in output of command "ntpq -p" ???
 
Old 03-29-2012, 03:04 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LinuxQuestions,

The offset in NTP is an estimated average based on the synchronizations you made/make to the servers configured in your ntpd.conf file. If it's negative that means that your local time is lagging behind.

Looking forward to your participation in the forums. Have fun with Linux.

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Old 03-29-2012, 03:28 AM   #3
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Hey Eric
thanks for the reply, hope for the same response from every one.
 
Old 03-29-2012, 04:58 AM   #4
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The offset is the difference between the local time and an estimate based on the weighted average of the best of the some of the last measurements made on the set of servers and peers chosen for disciplining the clock. Local time is the close estimate of true time whereas the offset is not that close estimate of the time on the other servers. Normally the local time is better estimate of true time even if the actual time is perfect on servers.
 
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:58 AM   #5
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thanks Satyaveer
 
  


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