[time-nuts] future NTP programs...

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 22:25:18 EST 2014

> I'm just saying that the NTP processing and the NTP monitoring may not
> need to run by the same daemon necessarily, just because we did that in the
> past. Pulling things from the kernel provide more isolation, and the
> monitor daemon can have special code to handle security issues of
> monitoring, without making the processing dito suffer from it, beyond
> making sure the data is available somewhere.

Because once you get past the simplest item you can monitor, the time NTP
thinks it is.  Then the only process that would have the informations
ntpd.  For example if you want to know the round rip "ping" time from some
peer to your server then what can you do but ask the server?   Mostly the
thinks you monitor are NTP internal states and statistics.


Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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