[ntp:questions] Re: This is tougher than I thought?

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Wed Jan 25 19:07:00 UTC 2006

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> Stratum one servers get their time directly from an "atomic clock".  
> Stratum two servers get their time from one or more stratum one
> servers.  Stratum two servers frequently provide better time than
> stratum one servers because the stratum two servers and their network
> connections are not a heavily loaded as the stratum one servers.  IOW,
> stratum is a measure of "distance" from the atomic clock, rather than a
> measure of the accuracy of the time you might obtain from a particular
> server.
The term "hops" is probably a better term than "distance" here since it
doesn't indicated any measure of distance either by time or space.


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