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Re: [gpsd-dev] Clarifications needed for the time-service HOWTO

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Clarifications needed for the time-service HOWTO
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:55:23 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Gary E. Miller <address@hidden>:
> > So some guidance to chimer auditing tools seems required.
> That hhas been discussed at length on the list.  ntptrace is the
> old way, mature but deprecated.  sntp is the new way, nice andd shiny
> but moving too fast to document.  ntpq somewhere in the middle.
> I like ntpq since it shoow you what your local ntpd is doing relative
> to the external chimers you have picked.

This general topic has receded in importance since Beat did such a 
good job of describing how to use ntpq -p.
> Also I like Beat Bolli's idea for scripting the fudge math.  That
> should be mentioned (and credited) but I'd put the details in a
> script gpsd includes to it just works.

You speak my very thought.  Beat's second section (with this script
included) is already merged.  I'll put a copy of the script in
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