[ntp:questions] ntpd and database servers

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Wed Jan 27 22:17:06 UTC 2010

"Evandro Menezes" <evandro at mailinator.com> wrote in message
news:f80da063-b512-4bee-abb6-2760290d8caf at c29g2000yqd.googlegroups.com...

> Doesn't NTP know UTC via the root dispersion?  If so, then instead of
> giving out its time, it could give out UTC.  I'm sure that there may
> be more to it, but just a thought.

At a guess, it's named dispersion because it defines an interval from
x-d to x+d.

Maarten Wiltink

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