[ntp:questions] Extracting ntpq like information programmatically
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Sat Mar 30 02:42:22 UTC 2013
On 3/29/2013 3:27 PM, Claudio Carbone wrote:
> On 29/03/13 19:26, Brian Utterback wrote:
>> As unruh said, if there was a way to improve the accuracy of the
>> measurement over the network like that, NTP would already be doing it.
> If so why doesn't the offset oscillate?
> If NTP were a real compensation system, it should oscillate around the
> Instead I noticed a nearly static offset, at least during the 15 minutes
> observation time.
NTP can require about ten hours to reach steady state; that means the
best time that you are going to get. Once NTPD reaches steady state
all you have to worry about are things like power failure or air
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