[ntp:questions] Clock Offset

Mischanko, Edward T Edward.Mischanko at arcelormittal.com
Thu Dec 20 01:55:54 UTC 2012


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> On 2012-12-18, Mischanko, Edward T
> <Edward.Mischanko at arcelormittal.com> wrote:
> > How can my local clock have a negative offset when none of the
> selected peers have a negative offset?  Is it possible?
> 
> Get rid of your local clock. You should NOT have a local clock
> set. It
> is a mistake. (except in the rare instance of your system HAVING
> to act
> as a server for other machines even if there are not outside
> sources to
> sync to).
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[Mischanko, Edward T] 

No local clock is in use!!  I was really questioning how the averaging algorithm could come up with a negative offset when none of the individual offsets were negative?  


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