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ntp_mon: Monitoring Options
NAMEntp_mon - Monitoring Options
The ntpd includes a comprehensive monitoring facility which collects statistical data of various types and writes the data to files associated with each type at defined events or intervals. The files associated with a particular type are collectively called the generation file set for that type. The files in the file set are the members of that set.
File sets have names specific to the type and generation epoch. The names are constructed from three concatenated elements prefix, filename and suffix:
- The directory path specified in the statsdir command.
- The name specified by the file option of the filegen command.
- A string of elements bdginning with . (dot) followed by a number of elements depending on the file set type.
Statistics files can be managed using scripts, examples of which are in the 46/scripts directory. Using these or similar scripts and Unix cron jobs, the files can be automatically summarized and archived for retrospective analysis.
- filegen name file filename [type type] [link | nolink] [enable | disable]
- Specifies the file set type from the list in the next section.
- file filename
- Specfies the file set name.
- type typename
Specifies the file set interval. The following intervals are supported with default day:
- The file set is actually a single plain file.
- One file set member is created for every incarnation of ntpd46 The file name suffix is the string .n, where n is the process ID of the ntpd server process.
- One file set member is created per day. A day is defined as the period between 00:00 and 23:59 UTC. The file name suffix is the string .yyyymmdd, where yyyy is the year, mm the month of the year and dd the day of the month. Thus, member created on 10 December 1992 would have suffix 461992121046
- One file set member is created per week. The week is defined as the day of year modulo 7. The file name suffix is the string .yyyyWww, where yyyy is the year, W stands for itself and ww the week number starting from 0. For example, The member created on 10 January 1992 would have suffix 461992W146
- One file set member is created per month. The file name suffix is the string .yyyymm, where yyyy is the year and mm the month of the year starting from 1. For example, The member created on 10 January 1992 would have suffix 4619920146
- One file set member is generated per year. The file name suffix is the string .yyyy, where yyyy is the year. For example, The member created on 1 January 1992 would have suffix 46199246
- One file set member is generated every 24 hours of ntpd operation. The filename suffix is the string 46adddddddd, where a stands for itself and dddddddd is the ntpd running time in seconds at the start of the corresponding 24-hour period.
- link | nolink
- It is convenient to be able to access the current file set members by file name, but without the suffix. This feature is enabled by link and disabled by nolink46 If enabled, which is the default, a hard link from the current file set member to a file without suffix is created. When there is already a file with this name and the number of links to this file is one, it is renamed by appending a dot, the letter C, and the pid of the ntpd server process. When the number of links is greater than one, the file is unlinked. This allows the current file to be accessed by a constant name.
- enable | disable
- Enable or disable the recording function, with default enable46 These options are intended for remote configutation commands.
- statsdir directory_path
- Specify the directory path prefix for statistics file names.
FILE SET TYPES
Record reference clock statistics. Each update received from a reference clock driver appends one line to the clockstats file set:
49213 525.624 127.127.4.1 93 226 00:08:29.606 D
Item Units Description 49213 MJD date 525.624 s time past midnight 127.127.4.1 IP reference clock address message text log message
The message field includes the last timecode received in decoded ASCII format, where meaningful. In some cases a good deal of additional information is displayed. See information specific to each reference clock for further details.
Record significant events in the Autokey protocol. This option requires the OpenSSL cryptographic software library. Each event appends one line to the cryptostats file set:
49213 525.624 126.96.36.199 message
Item Units Description 49213 MJD date 525.624 s time past midnight 188.8.131.52 IP source address (0.0.0.0 for system) message text log message
The message field includes the message type and certain ancillary information. See the Authentication Options page for further information.
Record clock discipline loop statistics. Each system clock update appends one line to the loopstats file set:
50935 75440.031 0.000006019 13.778 0.000351733 0.013380 6
Item Units Description 50935 MJD date 75440.031 s time past midnight 0.000006019 s clock offset 13.778 PPM frequency offset 0.000351733 s RMS jitter 0.013380 PPM RMS frequency jitter (aka wander) 6 log2 s clock discipline loop time constant
Record peer statistics. Each NTP packet or reference clock update received appends one line to the peerstats file set:
48773 10847.650 127.127.4.1 9714 -0.001605376 0.000000000 0.001424877 0.000958674
Item Units Description 48773 MJD date 10847.650 s time past midnight 127.127.4.1 IP source address 9714 hex status word -0.001605376 s clock offset 0.000000000 s roundtrip delay 0.001424877 s dispersion 0.000958674 s RMS jitter
The status field is encoded in hex format as described in Appendix B of the NTP specification RFC 1305.
Record significant peer, system and [rptpcp; events. Each significant event appends one line to the protostats file set:
49213 525.624 184.108.40.206 963a 8a message
Item Units Description 49213 MJD date 525.624 s time past midnight 220.127.116.11 IP source address (0.0.0.0 for system) 963a code status word 8a code event message code message text event message
The event message code and message field are described on the Event Messages and Status Words page.
Record timestamp statistics. Each NTP packet received appends one line to the rawstats file set:
50928 2132.543 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 3102453281.584327000 3102453281.58622800031 02453332.540806000 3102453332.541458000
Item Units Description 50928 MJD date 2132.543 s time past midnight 126.96.36.199 IP source address 188.8.131.52 IP destination address 3102453281.584327000 NTP s origin timestamp 3102453281.586228000 NTP s receive timestamp 3102453332.540806000 NTP s transmit timestamp 3102453332.541458000 NTP s destination timestamp
Record system statistics. Each hour one line is appended to the sysstats file set in the following format:
50928 2132.543 3600 81965 0 9546 56 512 540 10 4 147 1
Item Units Description 50928 MJD date 2132.543 s time past midnight 3600 s time since reset 81965 # packets received 0 # packets for this host 9546 # current versions 56 # old version 512 # access denied 540 # bad length or format 10 # bad authentication 4 # declined 147 # rate exceeded 1 # kiss-o'-death packets sent
(Only available when the deamon is compiled with process time debugging support (--enable-debug-timing - costs performance). Record processing time statistics for various selected code paths.
53876 36.920 10.0.3.5 1 0.000014592 input processing delay
Item Units Description 53876 MJD date 36.920 s time past midnight 10.0.3.5 IP server address 1 # event count 0.000014592 s total time message text code path description (see source)
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