[time-nuts] NIST time services

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Mon Mar 24 19:32:40 EDT 2014

"Poul-Henning Kamp" writes:
> In message <E1WSBOI-000Dny-MW at stenn.ntp.org>, Harlan Stenn writes:
>>"Poul-Henning Kamp" writes:
>>> In message <CABbxVHuQc0144==21mDa_R8ErKov=EM+9rVRbPggeXNZZTjnAg at mail.gmail.com>
>>> , Chris Albertson writes:
>>>> Yes.  NTP calls it "root distance" [...]
>>> And it is generally useless, because people don't calibrate it.
>> http://bugs.ntp.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2587
>> Because I've forgotten to open a ticket on this too often for too long.
> I'm actually not certain that it helps, even if you document it.
> It's sort of an "administrative" distance and it unfairly penalizes
> any GNSS in favour of terrestial if you calibrate it according to the
> original intent...

I'm game to come up with a better plan.  Original intent is good, and
follow-on improvements are even better.


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