[ntp:questions] Re: System clock

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Fri Oct 7 14:06:55 UTC 2005

"David L. Mills" <mills at udel.edu> wrote in message 
news:di4ibk$52s$1 at dewey.udel.edu...

> The NTP process does not have a clock. There is only one system clock.
> Think of the system clock as Big Ben. Once in a while the NTP daemon puts 
> a few farthings on the pendulum or takes a few off.

    That's not quite true on Win32. The system time is not sufficiently 
accurate, to NTP synthesizes its own out of the CPU's TSC (instruction cycle 


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