[time] outlier

David J Taylor david-taylor
Thu Nov 2 10:41:58 UTC 2006

Kiss Gabor wrote:
> Dear folks,
> Could you explain me what the word 'outlyer' means in all NTP related
> documents? Should I worry about remote servers marked with space in
> output of "ntpq -p" or not?
> Thanks
> Gabor

It's where one system is grossly different to all the rest.  Suppose that 
you had 10 server.  Your offsets with 9 servers are in the range -0.1s to 
+0.1s, but one server shows an offset of 0.9s.  It would be the 
"outlier" - something which lies outside the rest.  See:



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