[ntp:questions] Single best NTP status indicator of clock accuracy?
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Fri Dec 11 19:28:54 UTC 2009
> The root dispersion is an estimate of the error in the remote
> clock's time.
Only if you query the NTP server your NTP is peered with,
instead of querying your NTP server.
> It is not an estimate of the difference in time between
> your clock and the true time.
I contend root dispersion is, the diff to UTC.
> The best estimate of the difference between your clock
> time and the true time is the offset.
I contend it is not.
That only gets you the diff to the NTP server(s) your NTP
server is syncing to. Not the diff to UTC.
>> "dispersion of that root time: these measurements are useful
>> for determining the final accuracy of a host's clock"
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