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

From: Hal Murray
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Clarifications needed for the time-service HOWTO
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:54:41 -0700

address@hidden said:
> 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. 

A bit of confusion in there.

ntpdate is the old/deprecated tool.

ntptrace needs a man page.  The current version calls ntpq.  It should be 
rewritten to use mainline ntp packets rather than the debugging stuff.

sntp and ntpq are both mainline tools.  ntpq is the primary debugging and 
monitoring tool.  sntp has a debug switch which prints out more info (and 
doesn't smash the clock).

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