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Old 10-04-2009
ntp client/daemon sync

I need to write a script which can determine if my NTP client is X second off from the NTPD server time. I am looking for a crafty oneliner to calculate the time difference?
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Old 10-04-2009
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Old 10-05-2009
I looked at 'ntpdate', 'ntpdc'.
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Old 10-05-2009
Originally Posted by vada010
I looked at 'ntpdate', 'ntpdc'.
Then, what's wrong with the offsets values provided Smilie e.g.

[house@leonov] ntpdate -q
server, stratum 2, offset -0.130191, delay 0.04210
server, stratum 3, offset -0.138368, delay 0.03397
server, stratum 3, offset -0.179979, delay 0.03328
server, stratum 2, offset -0.139023, delay 0.03497
server, stratum 3, offset -0.137205, delay 0.03891
 5 Oct 16:47:50 ntpdate[7207]: adjust time server offset -0.139023 sec

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