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

David Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Thu Aug 2 08:43:05 UTC 2018

On 02/08/2018 09:14, David Woolley wrote:
> 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.

Thanks, David.  Weighted average I can accept unless someone knows better.

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