ntpmon should be more usable now
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Thu Dec 8 21:28:22 UTC 2016
esr at thyrsus.com said:
> It now traps attempts to draw past end of screen. And takes a hostname
> argument. -n and -w options parallel to those of ntpq have been added.
Thanks. It's off the ground. I get a screen full of ntpq printout when
pointed at a system with lots of servers but nothing ever appears on screen
when pointed at a system with only a few servers.
Ahhh. I didn't wait long enough. I think it was off doing DNS lookups. I
have what seems like a reasonable example with a 30 second update cycle.
It's got 5 IPv6 names that don't resolve and I have a download running on a
slow DSL link. All other names are local.
A system using the pool will have similar problems - all names will be
I think it would help to flush each line.
A cache for DNS lookups (including fails) is probably a good idea. Hammering
on DNS is not polite. Is there a python package that does that?
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