ypod at MIT.EDU
Sun May 20 01:49:25 EDT 2007
Network and kernel delays might shift received NTP time from the actual
server time up to a few seconds, but on the average, the time
difference between two XOs that are "equally far" from the server should
John Watlington wrote:
> On May 18, 2007, at 10:14 PM, Hal Murray wrote:
>>> Assuming that things are synced closedly enough, that should make it
>>> work even with enough load on the network to up the latency.
>> I've been assuming that the school server would be a NTP server and
>> that the
>> XOs would sync to it. Unless the network is loaded or flakier than
>> I expect,
>> the XOs should all track the school server "pretty well".
> Yes, NTP is one of the services provided by the school servers.
> Ideally, a laptop's NTP server would be determined by a protocol
> similar to the one used for internet portal and DNS server ---
> identifying the "closest" server in the mesh. In any case, network
> propagation time is taken into account by the NTP (although I believe
> Hal is far more knowledgable than I in such matters...)
> Anybody on the XO side know if NTP is part of the build yet ?
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