[ntp:questions] Deciding whether NTP is synchronised?

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Fri Apr 24 22:28:53 UTC 2009

On 2009-04-24, David Woolley <david at demon.co.uk> wrote:

> Whilst ntpd thinking itself locked is generally good enough if you only 
> want to be accurate to a few hundred milliseconds, If you are working at 
> ntpd's performance limits, you will have to wait for a long time after 
> this state before the time is really precise.

The OP's original article said that he needs to be within 5 minutes of
UTC. That's hardly operating at the limit.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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