[ntp:questions] demonstrate traceability to UTC

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Mar 12 20:00:41 UTC 2009

Tom wrote:
> To All,
> How do you demonstrate the traceability of the NTP solution to BIPM
> UTC?
> Tom R

Most of us do not trace anything to BIPM (Bureau International des Poids 
et Mesures).  Those of us who live and work in the U.S.A. would usually 
be satisfied to trace their time to NIST (National Institute of 
Standards and Technology).

FWIW, I believe that most national standards agencies operate their own 
atomic clocks which are synchronized with each other and with the BIPM.

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