[ntp:questions] Re: drift/offset

Folkert van Heusden folkert at vanheusden.com
Fri Feb 4 07:39:42 UTC 2005

> > If I look at the grap of the drift/offset of my ntp-server, everything
> > seems to be rather jumpy:
> > http://keetweej.vanheusden.com/ntp_graph.png
> I don't think you said what your platform was, but you seem to be jumping
> in multiples of 20ms.  To me that is characteristic of trying to
> run NTP on a loaded Windows system; I think it represents the timeslicing.

Ah no, it is a linux system running kernel 2.6.9 on a P-III (1GHz).

> (You also want to remove the last three servers from your configuration,
> as they are too far away from you, and you want to remove the stratum one
> servers, as even if you are serving 1,000 downstream clients you don't have
> the stability to justify their use.)

Ok, thanks.

Folkert van Heusden

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