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authorpetere <petere@0070b5ef-2f16-0410-befa-9a02bd1d6ddb>2010-07-03 04:14:22 +0000
committerpetere <petere@0070b5ef-2f16-0410-befa-9a02bd1d6ddb>2010-07-03 04:14:22 +0000
commit00e8f0b6eaa9e5f6f66cf17ce4bacc7bd5e404b7 (patch)
parentbb729e46621d8875d8a804f171363bd25d0e9b0c (diff)
Added explanation of options to ntptrace man page (closes: #558289)
git-svn-id: svn:// 0070b5ef-2f16-0410-befa-9a02bd1d6ddb
2 files changed, 17 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/debian/changelog b/debian/changelog
index 9f9b779..96bf4fe 100644
--- a/debian/changelog
+++ b/debian/changelog
@@ -4,6 +4,7 @@ ntp (1:4.2.6.p1+dfsg-2) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
option (closes: #553976, #439734)
* Document ntpd -I option and ntp.conf interface command (closes: #506389)
* Fix type in ntpdate man page (closes: #566621)
+ * Added explanation of options to ntptrace man page (closes: #558289)
-- Peter Eisentraut <> Fri, 02 Jul 2010 23:54:22 -0400
diff --git a/debian/man/ntptrace.1 b/debian/man/ntptrace.1
index d8b3b35..8586655 100644
--- a/debian/man/ntptrace.1
+++ b/debian/man/ntptrace.1
@@ -16,5 +16,21 @@ stratum 1, offset 0.0019298, synch distance 0.011993, refid 'WWVB'
On each line, the fields are (left to right): the host name, the host stratum, the time offset between that host and the local host (as measured by ntptrace; this is why it is not always zero for "localhost"), the host synchronization distance, and (only for stratum-1 servers) the reference clock ID. All times are given in seconds. Note that the stratum is the server hop count to the primary source, while the synchronization distance is the estimated error relative to the primary source. These terms are precisely defined in RFC-1305.
+.B \-d
+Turns on some debugging output.
+.B \-n
+Turns off the printing of host names; instead, host IP addresses are given. This may be useful if a nameserver is down.
+.B \-r \fIretries\fR
+Sets the number of retransmission attempts for each host (default = 5).
+.B \-t \fItimeout\fR
+Sets the retransmission timeout (in seconds) (default = 2).
+.B \-v
+Prints verbose information about the NTP servers.
This program makes no attempt to improve accuracy by doing multiple samples.