[ntp:questions] What level of timesynch error is typical on Win XP?

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Wed Oct 20 20:31:35 UTC 2010

Joseph Gwinn wrote:
> I have a small network of Windows XP (64 bit) running simulations, with 
> NTPv4 running on all the boxes and using a GPS-based timeserver on the 
> company network.  The ping time to the server is 2 milliseconds from my 
> desk, but I'm seeing random time errors of order plus/minus 5 to 10 
> milliseconds, based on loopstats data.

Loopstats data cannot give you an accurate measure of error when ntpd is 
locked on.  It will give a value that is distinctly pessimistic.  If 
ntpd could measure the actual error, it ought to be possible for it to 
remove that error.

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