[ntp:questions] Getting NTP to correct only the clock skew

Kaz Kylheku kkylheku at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 05:55:50 UTC 2007

On Mar 30, 5:32 am, Spoon <devn... at localhost.com> wrote:
> In other words, assume my clock says it is some time last year, and
> gains 1 second every day (11.6 ppm). I don't want NTP to either slew or
> step my clock to the correct time, but I still would want it to fix this
> 1 s per day (11.6 ppm) frequency offset.

My clock reads in Pacific Standard Time. NTP corrects its slew and
drift. Yet it doesn't step or slew to UTC. Hmmm!

What is the difference between your requirement, and simply
maintaining a clock at a fixed delta from the local approximation of
the reference time?

A time zone dictates a precise delta. In your case, you don't care
about the delta. Yet you still have to choose one. The most obvious
choice is a sample of the offset. This is measured once and thereafter

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