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

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Tue Apr 19 07:43:22 UTC 2011

"David Woolley" <david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid> wrote in message 
news:iojbue$ge9$1 at dont-email.me...
> As I keep saying, offset does not accurately measure time keeping 
> accuracy.  A low offset can mean that you are tracking traffic 
> variations on the LAN, or interrupt latency variations, rather than 
> local clock frequency variations.
> It is also a pessimistic estimate of accuracy when everything is locked 
> up and stable.


Unfortunately, there are a limited number of variables NTP exposes.  If 
there's something better, please let me know.  What be ideal would be 
"offset of this PC from true UTC".


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