[ntp:questions] Difference between offset (ntpq -p) and offset (ntpq -crv)

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Thu Aug 2 08:14:33 UTC 2018


On 01/08/18 19:32, David Taylor wrote:
> Would I be right in thinking of the "*" line as simply being the offset 
> from that particular server, and the "system" variable as being the 
> offset from some virtual internal clock which ntp has as its best 
> estimate of the correct time (e.g. UTC).

That cannot be correct, as the other side of the comparison is that best 
estimate of system time and the result would always be zero.

Without digging into the code, my guess is that it is the offset from 
the weighted average of the last reading from all the true chimers.



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