What time is it, really?
Someone complained off list about the timestamp in my emails being off.
Being a hardware person I think hardware should work properly and clocks
should keep accurate time. So I installed ntpdate as suggested but it
is not active yet.
If I ask google what time it is in Mesa AZ. the response agrees closely
with an "atomic" clock I have. The computer clock is about 10 min. fast.
fred@ragnok:~$ /usr/sbin/ntpdate -q time.nist.gov
server 2610:20:6f96:96::4, stratum 1, offset -610.512368, delay 0.09421
server 188.8.131.52, stratum 1, offset -610.509394, delay 0.08899
9 Aug 06:51:15 ntpdate: step time server 184.108.40.206
offset -610.509394 sec
Thu Aug 9 06:51:18 MST 2018
The time server is quite close to the computer clock. What causes the
discrepancy? The offset in the time server response is about 10 min.
The offset is measured from what to what and how is it measured?