[ntp:questions] Getting precision when server side only offers seconds... Ideas?

sgb1010 at hotmail.com sgb1010 at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 26 13:13:48 UTC 2008

Hi Unruh,

On Feb 26, 9:33 am, Unruh <unruh-s... at physics.ubc.ca> wrote:
> sgb1... at hotmail.com writes:
> >Greetings,
> >I didn't know exactly where I could post this, but hovering around I
> >found this group
> >which I think could perhaps throw some ideas into my problem.
> >My issue is that I need to time sync two machines. My first idea was
> >to use NTP,
> Do you want to sync the two machines or do you want the two machines to
> also have the "right" time? In the former case just use your most stable
> machine as the server, and the ohter as the client and they wilol sync to
> each other to Usec precision They may not have the right time but they have
> the same time.
> If you really wnat the right time as well, buy yourself a Garmin 18LVC wire
> it up and you will have usec precision as well.
> ($70+1/2 hour time +a DB9 and USB connectors)

I believe you haven't read the rest of the OP. I only need to sync
them, but
one of the machines is a black box. I can't install an NTP server on
it. AISB:

> >Explaining it better, it is a kind of network switch for which I don't
> >have total access,
> >and can only talk through a protocol, that offers me a date in format
> >YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss. Period.
> >On the "client", though, I have total hardware access to do what I
> >want (normal PC, linux, etc).


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