[ntp:questions] NTP time compare util
kostecke at ntp.org
Tue Aug 28 22:15:40 UTC 2012
On 2012-08-28, David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid> wrote:
> Steve Kostecke wrote:
>> ntpd polls your chosen time servers and determine which is aparently
>> the "best". ntpd continuously steers your system clock towards the
>> chosen time server.
> Unless it has changed recently, it steers towards an average of all
> the servers that haven't been eliminated. The "best" one is only used
> to set the stratum and the downstream error statistics (root distance,
> and root dispersion).
> At one time the averaging was weighted. I'm not completely sure if
> even that is true, now.
Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/
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