[ntp:questions] Petition to FCC for accurate timestamps and NTP

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Mon Jun 4 10:22:18 UTC 2007


Tony Rutkowski wrote:
> The attached petition by DOJ to the FCC will have the
> likely effect of driving NTP use across all network
> infrastructure.  It will also likely be emulated around
> the world.  The effect will be substantial.
> 
> During the public inquiry phase of the proceeding, there
> will be significant dialogue about the deployment and use
> of NTP today, about typical "accuracies" found in network
> elements, and about how to best articulate a timestamp
> "accuracy" requirement.  Some obvious considerations
> would be to capture offset and jitter information about
> the timestamp clock, as well as state explicitly what
> reference clocks must be used.
> 
> Anyone have any pointers to existing metrics or dialogue
> on these topics?  Is this a useful list for discussing the
> subject?
> 
> Anyone interested in the matter can use the FCC rulemaking
> docket website (ECFS) at
> http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/comsrch_v2.cgi
> and entering "RM-11376" in block 1 to see all the
> filings.
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A brief visit to the link above suggests that many thousands of pages of 
bureaucratic gibberish would have to be read in order to extract any 
content meaningful to the common man!

Was there some point you were trying to make?






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