[ntp:questions] how does jitter and delay measure time accuracy

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Tue Jun 28 22:42:20 UTC 2011

chipper wrote:
> Ok how do jitter and delay measure time accuracy?

You cannot measure time accuracy.  If you could, you would use the time 
that you were comparing against as the time to which to synchronise.

Jitter and delay measure the short term consistency in the time error 
measurements and the give an indication of the worst case error due to 
network asymmetry.  They are both measures of the quality of the time 
error estimate.

My feeling is that you are either not listening or you have unrealisable 

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