[ntp:questions] Re: Is reachability register used in calculations?

Drk Ryan ryandrk at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 1 20:50:06 UTC 2003


If missing samples increase the dispersion measurement.
How are missing samples incorporated into the dispersion value?



ryandrk at hotmail.com (Drk Ryan) wrote in message news:<de98eac0.0308310529.2be29419 at posting.google.com>...
> Is reachability register used in calculations? 
> 
> Or is it just used indirectly as follows:
> It represents an 8-bit shift register indicating the success of
> the last 8 polls to that peer. The least significant bit is the most recent. A
> '1' indicates the poll got a reply. A '0' indicates it didn't, and therefore
> a missing sample. --> Missing samples increase the dispersion measurement.



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