[ntp:questions] Can a clock drift be too big for ntpd?

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Wed Oct 24 19:35:58 UTC 2007

"Patrick Nolan" <pln at glast2.Stanford.EDU> wrote in message
news:slrnfhv6ug.7qo.pln at glast2.Stanford.EDU...

> [...] I'm amazed that clock radios, plugged into the 60 Hz supply,
> aren't as good [as wrist watches].

So am I. Because here at least, they keep a close eye on the number
of zero crossings in the power plants, and make very sure that it
comes out right at the end of the day.

You'd almost think the clocks depend on 220 V really being 220 V,
rather than 50 Hz really being 50 Hz.

Maarten Wiltink

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