[ntp:questions] ARRGH!!! I woke up to a 50 SECOND clock error.

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Wed Mar 14 16:35:32 UTC 2012

"Ron Frazier (NTP)" <timekeepingntplist at c3energy.com> wrote in message 
news:4F60BC0C.8040307 at c3energy.com...
> OK.  Here are the loopstats from another computer for 7 days (in the 
> chart).  I don't have any peerstats for it.  It has the same server 
> list.  One is preferred.  All servers are active.  Performance is no 
> better.
> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9879631/TAZ%20loopstats%202012-03-07%20to%202012-03-14.jpg
> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9879631/ntp.conf-TAZ
> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9879631/loopstats.20120313-TAZ
> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9879631/loopstats.20120314-TAZ
> Sincerely,
> Ron

That's horrible, Ron!  Much worse than David Lord reports.  It makes me 
want to ask a number of questions:

- is this PC connected over wireless or wired?

- what else is going through the router?  Someone else downloading large 
files or using streaming audio or video?

- who else might be sharing your connection?

- what type of service do you have?  Presumably not dial-up!  But what 

- having checked you speed, would you describe your connection as 

The quiet periods (e.g early Monday morning, Tuesday lunchtime) are much 
nearer to what I would hope for, which makes me wonder whether something 
is interfering with the connection outside those times.


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