[ntp:questions] .1 Microsecond Synchronization

John Hasler john at dhh.gt.org
Fri Jun 5 00:39:28 UTC 2009

Bill Unruh writes:
> But you have no idea that this packet is a trade packet.

Obviously, the custom network with its custom hardware, software, and
protocols would handle only trades.

> And why would it be the first packet that counts. Surely a trade has not
> been made until the full details of the trade are received.

Good point: it should be the last packet.  Or better, the protocol would
handle only special fixed-length packets.  Then there is the problem of
error handling...

> Why not use the time when the remote computer is switched on, since it
> will eventually send a trade order? Ie, this whole thing is plain
> silliness.

Yes, of course it is.  There is some fundamentally wrong-headed thinking
going on there.
John Hasler 
john at dhh.gt.org
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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