[ntp:questions] Re: Re: NTP4 has 3 different time formats! Namly(32, 64, 128) bits wide

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Fri Jul 14 12:52:24 UTC 2006


Danny Mayer wrote:
> Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>>
>> NTP could do worse than to adopt the VMS 64 bit time format.  IIRC it
>> was a count of 100 nanosecond "ticks" since some date in (I think)
>> November 1857.
>
> 18 November, 1857 to be exact! See, I still remember!

I often wondered why that base was chosen - something to do with the 
Smithsonian?

David 





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