[ntp:questions] Issues with w32tm on AD network

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Sun Mar 2 02:20:26 UTC 2008

Maarten Wiltink wrote:
> "Martin Burnicki" <martin.burnicki at meinberg.de> wrote in message
> news:tt8g95-4hp.ln1 at gateway.py.meinberg.de...
> [...]
>> I guess a Windows domain would work without a local DNS since the names
>> of the Windows machines could also be resolved by the WINS service ...
> DNS _is_ used as a database for some domain information. You can, with
> some work, use a non-local DNS but that's probably as far as it goes.
> NTP information would not go into DNS, though, and that's as close as
> this subject will ever come to saying anything NTP-related.

There is nothing to prevent you using SRV records for NTP information 
and in fact they are designed for that sort of thing. SRV records are 
used by Windows to locate the Domain Controllers which may not be the 
same as the DNS nameservers.

> Groetjes,
> Maarten Wiltink

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