[time-nuts] NIST time services

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 00:31:36 EDT 2014

I think I figured it out.  " rootdisp=0" refers to "Root Dispersion" which
is quite different from "Root Distance".  They do look a little alike.

One is the distance from the local clock to the root of the NTP tree and
the other is something different, internal to NTP that is not exposed to a

On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 6:12 PM, Paul <tic-toc at bodosom.net> wrote:

> [I apologize in advance]
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 7:47 PM, Chris Albertson
> <albertson.chris at gmail.com>wrote:
> > Peole here have very much mis-understood the term "Root Distance".
> I don't think Poul-Henning Kamp should be accused of misunderstanding NTP.
> My question was answered (I wondered why I had a clock with rootdisp=0) so
> I'll move on now.
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Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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