[ILUG] ntptrace strangeness
cian.cullinan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 15:06:10 IST 2005
On 9/19/05, Stephen Shirley <diamond at skynet.ie> wrote:
> Cian Cullinan wrote:
> > Nope, tried with versions, 1,2,3 and 4 too.
> Oh yeah? How does one do that? I was trying to figure out if there was a
> cmdline switch for ntptrace.
Well on my box at least, ntptrace is just a script in /usr/sbin that
calls ntpq, and ntpq has a "ntpversion" option that lets you set just
Actually on further inspection, the man page has this to say: "Sets
the NTP version number which ntpq _claims_ in packets.". So
maybe it's not actually changing anything, just claiming to. tcpdump
confirms the altered version, but then it's probably just believing
what it's told.
>(must report that bug actually. all the documented flags for
> ntptrace don't work on my box -/).
I have this too, it's down to the whole "ntptrace just calls ntpq" thingy.
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