[ntp:questions] NTP time compare util
david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Tue Aug 28 21:12:57 UTC 2012
Steve Kostecke wrote:
> ntpd polls your chosen time servers and determine which is aparently the
> "best". ntpd continuously steers your system clock towards the chosen
> time server.
Unless it has changed recently, it steers towards an average of all the
servers that haven't been eliminated. The "best" one is only used to
set the stratum and the downstream error statistics (root distance, and
At one time the averaging was weighted. I'm not completely sure if even
that is true, now.
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