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 Understanding NTP Reachability Statistics

Linux Journal tells us about NTP Reachability Statistics.

"Each remote server or peer is assigned its own buffer by ntpd. This buffer represents the status of the last eight NTP transactions between the NTP daemon and a given remote time server. Each bit is a boolean value, where a 1 indicates a successful transaction and a 0 indicates a failure. Each time a new packet is sent, the entire eight-bit register is shifted one bit left as the newest bit enters from the right."

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 6, 2004 )


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