[ntp:questions] NTP miss-information
alainm at pobox.com
Wed Feb 2 01:12:41 UTC 2005
Steve Gibson says in
The network time protocol is a clean, simple, lightweight, and efficient
protocol allowing clients to query servers for the current time
(including the date). The only glitch is that the 64-bit NTP time value
will overflow (suddenly go back to zero) in early February (the 6th or
7th, no one seems to be sure which) in the year 2036. I plan to be
relaxing on a beach somewhere on that day.
The NTP time format is a simple 64-bit number which uses the most
significant 32-bits to represent the number of seconds which have
elapsed since Midnight of January 1st, 1900. The least significant
32-bits represent the fraction of that second which have elapsed.
For what I have understood, NTP time is formed of 2 64bit numbers, am I
right? could someone please point me to the correct intormation so that
I can sent to him?
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