[ntp:questions] Fwd: Using ntpdate -b SERVER shortly after SERVER boots
Richard B. gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Feb 13 16:55:55 UTC 2007
Uwe Klein wrote:
> Richard B. gilbert wrote:
>> Harlan Stenn wrote:
>>> Have you seen http://ntp.isc.org/Support/StartingNTP4 ?
>> That's an interesting article but it misuses the word "precision".
> isn't that "resolution" ?
> iananes ( i am not a native english speaker ;-)
Don't worry about it. Your English is SO much better than my Deutch.
(I can make a few polite noises in Español, Deütch, Nihongo (Japanese)
and Turkish). I'm fluent only in English and it could be argued
convincingly that I'm not fluent in English either!
Resolution is a good synonym but NTP usage describes the "precision" of
a clock in terms of the value of the least significant bit or the
smallest measurable interval. I think RFC-1305 defines precision
somewhere but it's hard to find without reading cover-to-cover. I hope
the V4 RFC has an index!!
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