[ntp:questions] Is 24PPM an Excessive Real-Time Clock Correction?

David T. Ashley dta at e3ft.com
Thu Jul 5 19:36:14 UTC 2007

I have ntpd running on a RHEL Linux Dell 1U rack server in another city.

I have no experience with other servers (to know how accurate the clocks are 
or are not).

The value of "drift" that gets settled on after a few days is 24 PPM (about 
14 seconds/week).

This strikes me as a little high, because even my $20 Timex watch does 
better than this.

Any insight into whether 24 PPM is excessive for my server?

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