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Old 08-21-2003, 11:09 PM   #1
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I finally got the network time protocal daemon working on my machine as a server for my other comps, but i can't figure something out. First, why do I need to wait a little while (about 5-10 min) before the other computers are allowed to sychronize with this server? And along with that question, when I do the command "ntpdc -s" I get this:
     remote           local      st poll reach  delay   offset    disp
=======================================================================       1   64  377 0.60773  1.590324 0.00095       1   64  367 0.24605  0.096457 0.00105
*nist1-ny.glasse       1   64  377 0.38031  0.147666 0.00095
.NAVOBS1.MIT.EDU       1   64  347 0.45412  0.204946 0.06366
And when I type "ntpq -p" I get this:
     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset  jitter
+NAVOBS1.MIT.EDU .PSC.            1 u   50   64  347  454.129  204.946 106.743 .ACTS.           1 u   55   64  367  246.062   96.457  98.909
*nist1-ny.glasse .ACTS.           1 u   60   64  377  380.315  147.666 178.437
x200.54.149.19   .NIST.           1 u   56   64  377  607.728  1590.32 153.141
Now these are the outside servers that i set my server to sync with, but i can't figure out what the columns mean, but more importantly, I can't figure out what the little symbols in front of the ip addresses are, like there are "." and "*" in ntpdc and '+' 'x' and '*' in the ntpq results. It seems that when I first start ntpd, there are no symbols whatsoever in front, but after a while, I get a '*' thing, and that's when I can use my own server to sync with my other comps.

I guess that the * means that my server has established a connection with the outside server, but i'm not too sure, and what do the 'x' '.' and '+' mean? And if anyone wants to enlighten me on what the fields mean, or direct me towards a good website which does enlighten, feel free to tell



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