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       ntpq - standard NTP query program

       ntpq [-inp] [-c command] [host] [...]

       The  ntpq utility program is used to monitor NTP daemon ntpd operations
       and determine performance. It uses the standard NTP mode 6 control mes
       sage  formats defined in Appendix B of the NTPv3 specification RFC1305.
       The same formats are used in NTPv4, although some of the variables have
       changed	and  new  ones	added. The description on this page is for the
       NTPv4 variables.

       The program can be run either in interactive mode or  controlled  using
       command	line arguments. Requests to read and write arbitrary variables
       can be assembled, with raw  and	pretty-printed	output	options  being
       available. The ntpq can also obtain and print a list of peers in a com
       mon format by sending multiple queries to the server.

       If one or more request options is included on  the  command  line  when
       ntpq  is executed, each of the requests will be sent to the NTP servers
       running on each of the hosts given as command  line  arguments,	or  on
       localhost  by  default.	If  no	request  options  are given, ntpq will
       attempt to read commands from the standard input and execute  these  on
       the  NTP  server  running  on the first host given on the command line,
       again defaulting to localhost when no other host is specified. ntpqwill
       prompt for commands if the standard input is a terminal device.

       ntpq  uses  NTP	mode 6 packets to communicate with the NTP server, and
       hence can be used to query any compatible server on the	network  which
       permits	it.  Note  that since NTP is a UDP protocol this communication
       will be somewhat unreliable, especially over large distances  in  terms
       of network topology. ntpq makes one attempt to retransmit requests, and
       will time requests out if the remote host is not heard  from  within  a
       suitable timeout time.

       Note  that  in  contexts  where a host name is expected, a -4 qualifier
       preceding the host name forces DNS resolution to  the  IPv4  namespace,
       while a -6 qualifier forces DNS resolution to the IPv6 namespace.

       Command line options are described following. Specifying a command line
       option other than -i or -n will cause the specified query (queries)  to
       be  sent  to  the  indicated  host(s) immediately. Otherwise, ntpq will
       attempt to read interactive format commands from the standard input.

       -4     Force DNS resolution of following host names on the command line
	      to the IPv4 namespace.

       -6     Force DNS resolution of following host names on the command line
	      to the IPv6 namespace.

       -c     The following argument is interpreted as an  interactive	format
	      command  and  is added to the list of commands to be executed on
	      the specified host(s). Multiple -c options may be given.

       -d     Turn on debugging mode.

       -i     Force ntpq to operate in interactive mode. Prompts will be writ
	      ten  to  the standard output and commands read from the standard

       -n     Output all host addresses in dotted-quad numeric	format	rather
	      than converting to the canonical host names.

       -p     Print  a list of the peers known to the server as well as a sum
	      mary of their state. This is equivalent to the peers interactive

       /usr/share/doc/ntp-doc/html/ntpq.html for the full documentation.

Network Time Protocol		October 7, 2006 		       NTPQ(1)

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