[ntp:questions] Tighter regulation?

John Hasler jhasler at newsguy.com
Fri May 24 12:27:34 UTC 2013

David Woolley writes:
> Offset is not offset from true time.

And that, I think, is the major point of confusion here.  If offset was
the offset from true time ntpd would just subtract it out, set the clock
to true time, and we'd all be happy.  It isn't.  It's one of the pieces
of information ntpd uses to solve the rather subtle problem of
estimating the true time in the presence of noise and variable delays.
John Hasler 
jhasler at newsguy.com
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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