[ntp:questions] Resolution and Precision

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Fri Feb 16 18:03:37 UTC 2007


I can't say whether those defintions are truly correct or not, but they 
appear to be a reasonable gloss. The only truly authoritative 
definitions are in the specification document.


David J Taylor wrote:

> mills at udel.edu wrote:
>>You quoth ancient history. That was fifteen years ago and time has
>>marched onward. The present definitions of resolution and precision
>>were refined over many years of use and practice and very carefully
>>sorted out in the NTPv4 spec.
> Thanks, Dave.  If there is a URL which gives the definitive definitions we 
> would all appreciate it.  Are these correct?
>   http://ntp.isc.org/bin/view/Support/NTPRelatedDefinitions
> 73,
> David 

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