[ntp:questions] Re: calculating drift value for ntp.drift?

Drk Ryan ryandrk at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 1 20:50:07 UTC 2003


Ulrich Windl <Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE> wrote in message news:<m31xv0k7td.fsf at pc5234.rz.uni-regensburg.de>...
> ryandrk at hotmail.com (Drk Ryan) writes:
> 
> > How is the drift value in ntp.drift calculated?
> 
> Its PPM (parts per million): Set your clock, let it run freely, then
> compare with a reference clock. divide the time error by time passed
> and multiply by one million. Add a sign according to taste. I thinks
> that's about it.
> 
> Or was your question more specific?

No I think that was it...thanks. 
So basically drift = offset/interval 

> 
> Regards,
> Ulrich



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