1.0.1 and ntpsnmpd

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Mon Feb 26 01:18:46 UTC 2018

> You need to be running an SNMP daemon and an NTP daemon.

I've got plenty of ntp servers to experiment with.

>> Is there a HOWTO that tells me how to set things up?
> I'll get to work on that.

There may be two targets for that document.  One is SNMP wizards who don't 
know much about ntpd.  The other is NTP wizards who don't know much about 

> "Why SNMP?" I'm not sure I can tell you much more that a few minutes of
> quality time with a wiki could.

There is a lot of stuff out there.  A few good URLs would help people like me 
get started.  I think "curated" is the right term.

I assume I also have to setup a system to collect the data and show status or 
email alerts or whatever.  What do you call that?  I think there are several 
packages available.  Do they all support NTP?  Do they monitor NTP servers 
directly with NTP packets?

At any rate, I/we need the HOWTO level info for setting up the NTP side and I 
need a HOWTO for getting the collection end off the ground.

(In case it's not obvious, I don't mean you have to write them.  Links to 
existing info is fine.)


In case it's not on your list...

ntpd can monitor other ntp servers.  Just put "noselect" on a server line 
pointed at the system you want to monitor.  Then ntpq -p will give you a line 
of info and logging to peerstats and rawstats will get the normal data.

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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