[ntp:questions] making sense of stats offset values [or trying to...]
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.not-this-part.nor-this.co.uk.invalid
Tue Apr 28 07:09:31 UTC 2009
David Woolley wrote:
> Bruce Lilly wrote:
>> # ntpq -p
>> remote refid st t when poll reach delay
>> offset jitter
>> *megatron.blilly 188.8.131.52 2 u 27 64 377
>> 2.927 0.296 0.122
>> # ntptrace
>> megatron.blilly.net: stratum 2, offset 0.002120, synch
>> distance 0.024161
>> Note that ntpq reports an offset of 0.296 milliseconds from
>> the local host to its system peer, while
>> ntptrace reports an order of magnitude larger offset!
> 2.120 milli-seconds is not an order of magnitude different. I think
> you are expecting milliseconds to have three zeros after the decimal
> point; they don't!
I'm missing something here - how are 0.296ms and 2.120ms not about "an
order of magnitude different"?
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