[ntp:questions] Resolution and Precision
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Tue Feb 13 17:51:07 UTC 2007
Uwe Klein wrote:
> David J Taylor wrote:
>> Thanks, but I don't see page numbers here:
>> Nor can I quickly see the definitions...
> Many if not most Internet timekeeping systems
> can tolerate jitter to at least the order of
> the intrinsic local-clock resolution,
> called precision in the NTP specification,
> which is commonly in the range from one to 20 ms.
In documents I was required to write, ambiguous terms like this were
properly defined. The Internet documents usually define terms like "may",
" should", "must" etc. for different levels of compulsion in requirements.
Yes, a glossary (in the Wiki?) would be an excelletnt idea.
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