[smokeping-users] NTP probe

Clinton Work clinton at scripty.com
Thu Jun 13 06:03:11 CEST 2013

I have been thinking about writing an NTP probe.   I started by looking 
at the ntpdate utility, but it doesn't provide options for the query 
count and timeout.   I then looked at the perl Net::NTP perl module, but 
its not suitable for direct use as a smokeping probe.  The Net::NTP 
module doesn't support a configuration timeout or error handling 
routines.    If you just wanted to write an NTP probe to measure NTP 
response time and query success, it wouldn't be too difficult.   
Implementing NTP authentication and NTP server response 
parsing/integrity checking would be more difficult.


On 2013-06-12 02:36 PM, Aaron Toponce wrote:
> Has there been any thought about putting an NTP probe together for
> smokeping, or has any work already been done in this area? Just curious.

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