[ntp:questions] Effects of server processing time variations...
snaderi at spawar.navy.mil
Thu Aug 4 17:56:35 UTC 2005
Hello all. I have a question:
What effects do server processing time variations have on NTP's ability to
maintain time synchronization?
If the processing time between T2 and T3 (server receives packet [T2],
processes, server sends packet [T3]) varies, let's say, randomly up to a
second, how will this negatively impact NTP?
As far as I understand, ideally speaking (T1-T4 RTT equations) there
shouldn't be any impact. I'm interested in hearing even the minutiae of
issues as it pertains to NTP and the algorithms it uses.
Thanks for the help!
SPAWAR Systems Center, San Diego
GPS/Navigation Division, Code 2311
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