[ntp:questions] Server offset included in served time?

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Tue Sep 16 17:00:08 UTC 2008

Uwe Klein <uwe_klein_habertwedt at t-online.de> writes:

>David Woolley wrote:
>> Martin Burnicki wrote:

>>> While the system time is being slewed it may be e.g. 120 ms off, and when
>>> the daemon sends the system time to its clients then it will serve a time
>>> which is 120 ms off.
>> To some extent the fact that systems are already experiencing this 
>> suggests, to me, that one might not need to alarm the time during a 
>> temporary short loop time constant phase at startup.

>Does ntp serve "system" time or "correct" time to clients?

ntp has no idea of "correct time" other than server time. 

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