[ntp:questions] synchronization distance

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Sun Dec 5 10:35:14 UTC 2010

Rob wrote:

> When that is true, what is the problem with it?
> Microsoft's time protocols serve the needs of Microsoft systems for
> timing well enough.
> Why would you want to use a NTPv4 reference implementation on a Microsoft
> system?

I think people asking here want to do so because they are introducing a 
non-core system, with either stricter timing requirements, or which is 
not following the main, Microsoft house, policy of the company.  Often 
they don't have the political weight to open up firewalls for a service 
that IT think exists in house, or to have GPS antenna cables run.

It would be interesting to know whether or not the OP is trying to 
install in a strict Microsoft environment.

> In your world, installing a third-party product to perform a function
> that is already available in the Microsoft install is probably not
> allowed anyway...

Whilst that is likely to be true for run of the mills systems (desktops) 
and most bespoke development, NTP users can often be turnkey systems.

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