[ntp:questions] Re: NTP client on Windows platform provides less accurate results then on the UNIX or Linux. Why?

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Thu Apr 13 06:28:41 UTC 2006

Ry wrote:
> Here's the actual link:
> http://research.microsoft.com/users/misard/papers/aes2004.pdf
> Basically, the MS guys moved most everything into a kernel mode driver
> and alter NTP to poll every 4 seconds. No problem for their
> application, since all devices are on the same LAN as the master audio
> clock. I can't decide if the ±50µs accuracy is impressive or not...
> but obviously they wouldn't have modified NTP so heavily if it would
> have met the application's needs out of the box.

Thanks for pointing that out, Ry.  I only skimmed through but it's an 
interesting read.  One other thing which surprised me was how good the 
wireless networking was - it seemed to have less jitter than wired, 
although more spikes.


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