[ntp:questions] NTPD can take 10 hours to achieve stability

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Mon Apr 18 22:05:11 UTC 2011

Rob wrote:
> You assume that your measurement scale is very coarse.
> Your reference is seconds and you can only measure plus
>  or minus one second.
> But that is not true in NTP with a local reference clock.
> It can measure to microseconds or even nanoseconds.

Isn't that going to be very defendant on the clock
 resolution and precision, not only of the client,
 but that of the servers, stuffing the non significant
 bits of the timestamp fraction of a second with
 randomish noise?

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