Provided by: iputils-clockdiff_20190709-2_amd64 bug

NAME

       clockdiff - measure clock difference between hosts

SYNOPSIS

       clockdiff [-o] [-o1] [-V] {destination}

DESCRIPTION

       clockdiff Measures clock difference between us and destination with 1 msec resolution
       using ICMP TIMESTAMP [2] packets or, optionally, IP TIMESTAMP option [3] option added to
       ICMP ECHO. [1]

OPTIONS

       -o
           Use IP TIMESTAMP with ICMP ECHO instead of ICMP TIMESTAMP messages. It is useful with
           some destinations, which do not support ICMP TIMESTAMP (f.e. Solaris <2.4).

       -o1
           Slightly different form of -o, namely it uses three-term IP TIMESTAMP with
           prespecified hop addresses instead of four term one. What flavor works better depends
           on target host. Particularly, -o is better for Linux.

       -V
           Print version and exit.

WARNINGS

           · Some nodes (Cisco) use non-standard timestamps, which is allowed by RFC, but makes
           timestamps mostly useless.

           · Some nodes generate messed timestamps (Solaris>2.4), when run xntpd. Seems, its IP
           stack uses a corrupted clock source, which is synchronized to time-of-day clock
           periodically and jumps randomly making timestamps mostly useless. Good news is that
           you can use NTP in this case, which is even better.

           · clockdiff shows difference in time modulo 24 days.

SEE ALSO

       ping(8), arping(8), tracepath(8).

REFERENCES

       [1] ICMP ECHO, RFC0792, page 14.

       [2] ICMP TIMESTAMP, RFC0792, page 16.

       [3] IP TIMESTAMP option, RFC0791, 3.1, page 16.

AUTHOR

       clockdiff was compiled by Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@ms2.inr.ac.ru>. It was based on code
       borrowed from BSD timed daemon.

SECURITY

       clockdiff requires CAP_NET_RAW capability to be executed. It is safe to be used as set-uid
       root.

AVAILABILITY

       clockdiff is part of iputils package.