[Nottingham] "ntpq -p" displayed flags

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Wed Jan 25 01:39:18 UTC 2012


> Anyone know what the characters mean in the first column of the
> "ntpq -p" output?
> I've got a collection of: "x# +*"
> And I ain't seen where they are described!...
> Anyone know rather than me making a quality guess? (Note the pun for
> those that might know :-) )

I've webbed up what I've gleaned so far:

“ntpq -p” output

Corrections and further details welcomed. Can anyone comment to clear up
the “?”s and answer whether the jitter value is the range or a +/- value?

Fill in the gaps?

Hope of interest,


Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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