[ntp:questions] NTP architecture recommendation

Jason Rabel jason at extremeoverclocking.com
Sun Aug 19 02:03:02 UTC 2007


Oooo... Ahhh... :)

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gps3.htm 

Satellites don't tell you where you are... They only tell you where they are
at a certain point in time. Your receiver has to do the math to determine
its location based on the time it takes for the signals to reach you.


> Well, time is certainly one of the four variables that a four satellite 
> fix gives you, the others being latitude, longitude, and elevation, but 
> I don't see that time is in any way equal to position!  UTC is the same 
> in Paris, New York, and Los Angeles and those three positions are in no 
> way equal!




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