[ntp:questions] NTP time compare util

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Wed Aug 29 05:44:41 UTC 2012

Steve Kostecke wrote:
> On 2012-08-28, David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid> wrote:
>> 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 root dispersion).
>> At one time the averaging was weighted. I'm not completely sure if
>> even that is true, now.
> *plonk*

That's a weird response to a low volume poster who has never been 
challenged when they have made this point before.

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