[ntp:questions] Effects of server processing time variations...

Som Naderi 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!


- Som



Som Naderi
SPAWAR Systems Center, San Diego
GPS/Navigation Division, Code 2311
Phone: 619-553-8781


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