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Is it possible to monitor the NTP drift value ( I mean measuring the time difference between the NTP server and the server that I am trying to monitor) using SNMP.

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migrated from Dec 5 '11 at 12:56

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You can add, custom snmp oids to snmpd.conf and then request the oid as answer the drift value.You might write a shell script which triggers by the oid call to snmpd. Then it will response the result you might want to see. If i understand your question right. This might solve it. Anything you can do on console can call it and show its output as response via snmpd.conf.

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might also look into the Nagios script called check_ntp – SpacemanSpiff Dec 5 '11 at 13:20

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