[ntp:questions] Quick sync between two computers not connected to the internet

Rick Jones rick.jones2 at hp.com
Tue Mar 23 18:01:18 UTC 2010


unruh <unruh at wormhole.physics.ubc.ca> wrote:
> I am sorry, but getting an authoritative time source is trivial. A
> GPS18x is cheap ( a lot less than you have spent on your salary in
> these postings) reliable and easy. If they do not need the
> microsecond precision of PPS, they can get a serial or usb version
> and get millisecond precision, which is probably all they need.

Is it still "trivial" in a below-ground data center?  Heck, even a
data center on the ground floor?  It wasn't a GPS18x, but I tried
taking a garmin GPS12 into a few machine rooms and had no joy
whatsoever getting any GPS signal.

rick jones
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