[time-nuts] Google public NTP service

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Wed Nov 30 18:22:21 EST 2016

tn1ajb at nic.fi said:
> I wonder what this stupid "leap smear" will do to NTP driftfiles. ...

There was a report on that area mentioned here a while ago.

As long as the smearing is slow enough, the client servers easily track the 
drift.  There is a bump in their drift, but it's not a problem for ntp.  It's 
on the same scale as a big change in temperature.

If you are trying to use your drift as a thermometer, things will get screwed 
up.  If you know the parameters of the smearing server, you could probably 
correct for it.

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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