[ntp:questions] Keeping NTP Honest Redux

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.not-this-bit.nor-this.co.uk.invalid
Sun Nov 8 07:44:27 UTC 2009

"Hal Murray" <> wrote in message 
news:v72dnRRFBauF8WvXnZ2dnUVZ_t5i4p2d at megapath.net...
>>NTPD is at its best from about 2300 local time to 0700 local time. The
>>net quiets down and NTP packets travel with minimal and highly
>>predictable delays.
> Except at 3 AM when the cron jobs go off and warm up the system.

Many such temperature variations must have a fairly strong 24-hour cyclic 
component, so would there be an improvement in performance if NTP could 
remember the frequency (or whatever) averaged over, say, the last seven 
days, and use this as an expected base value?


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