[ntp:questions] Resolution and Precision (was: Using ntpdate -b SERVER shortly after SERVER boots)

Richard B. gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Feb 13 20:08:48 UTC 2007


David J Taylor wrote:
> Richard B. gilbert wrote:
> 
>>David J Taylor wrote:
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> []
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>>>From this, I would suggest:
>>>
>>>precision - degree of correctness
>>>
>>>resolution - accuracy of measurement
>>>
>>>Perhaps NTP has its own definitions?
>>
>>Indeed it does!  See RFC-1305 page 11.
> 
> 
> Thanks, but I don't see page numbers here:
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>   http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1305.html
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> Nor can I quickly see the definitions...
> 
> David 
> 
> 

Dave Mills has a version, I think it's in PDF, that has page numbers. 
Look under section 3.2.1, common variables.
http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/database/rfc/rfc1305/




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