[ntp:questions] Re: Philosophical question about strata

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Fri Oct 7 14:38:35 UTC 2005

"Lee Sailer" <lee.sailer at direcway.com> wrote in message 
news:1128694706.317164.261890 at o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...

> Basically, my thought is that it is possible for a stratum 2 source to
> be better than a stratum 1 source, and likewise for a stratum n source
> to be better than a stratum m source, where n > m.

    My stratum 1's are accurate to 3 or 4 microseconds. My stratum 2's are 
accurate to 20 milliseconds, and they're on the same LAN with multiple 
stratum 1's.

    Is it possible, yes. Is it likely, only if you're comparing good servers 
to bad servers. Good servers are better than bad servers regardless of 
stratum. ;)


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