[ntp:questions] Re: Ntpd time offset threshold

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk.invalid
Thu Jun 9 09:26:00 UTC 2005

Eric Liu wrote:
> Hi All:
> The offset threhold is 128ms by default. I think it is a so large
> value.
> I want 1ms accuracy among all clients over LAN. So, do I have to set
> it to a smaller value? As for 1ms accuracy, set it to 0.5ms.
> Any idea?
> Thanks
> Eric

The 128ms is the offset value of the local system where NTPD will choose 
to step the clock, rather than adjusting the frequency which would achieve 
a more gradual reduction in any offset.

I don't think it has any effect on the absolute accuracy as such.


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