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

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.co.uk
Tue Jun 5 08:42:15 UTC 2007

Tony Rutkowski wrote:
> Hi David,
>> Attachements not allowed to a text newsgroup.  Please provide a URL.
> http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/comsrch_v2.cgi
> enter "RM-11376" in box 1 and click on search.
> You will get the three documents in the docket.
> The public notice is 2 pages and describes the comment
> process created.  The 74 page PET RM describes the
> proposed requirements.  The relevant NTP related
> section is provided below.  The explicit NPT references
> occur near the end of the section
>> Please be aware that the rest of the world no longer follows the US.
>> Were an international body involved, others might be more likely to
>> listen.
> Almost every country has a similar requirement. The standards
> followed globally are those of ETSI and have a required
> accuracy of one second, but with a recently changed precision
> expression option to one millisecond.  The 200 millisecond
> requirement and reference to NTP will likely proceed in ETSI.
> Hope this helps.
> --tony

Thanks for the extract, Tony.  Interested as I may be, 74 pages is too 
much!  If it's ETSI, I would expect we would follow it.

Your three questions in response to Richard clarify your aims.  You will 
find (on this newsgroup, I think) references to surveys in this century.


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