Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Nov 16 00:21:51 UTC 2012

On 11/14/2012 8:33 PM, gbusenberg at yahoo.com wrote:
> On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:32:52 PM UTC-5, Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>> On 11/14/2012 12:02 AM, E-Mail Sent to this address will be added to the BlackLists wrote: > gbusenberg at yahoo.com wrote: >> I am now left with two lines in ntp.conf >> driftfile "C:\Program Files\NTP\etc\ntp.drift" >> server iburst minpoll 5 > > There have been plenty of improvemnets since 4.2.6p5 circa 2011Dec24 > <http://www.davehart.net/ntp/win/x86/ntp-4.2.7p310-win-x86-debug-bin.zip> > <http://www.davehart.net/ntp/win/x86/ntp-4.2.7p310-win-x86-debug-sym.zip> > > # ALL (Clients and/or Servers) > # Start the Service with C:\Program Files\NTP\bin\ntpd.exe -U 3 -M -g -c "C:\Program Files\NTP\etc\ntp.conf" > # the -g will prevent a panic stop if the time needs to be steped when started > > # ntp.conf > driftfile "C:\Program Files\NTP\etc\ntp.drift" > statsdir "C:\Program Files\NTP\etc\" > enable monitor > enable stats > statistics loopstats peerstats > keys "C:\Program Files\NTP\etc\ntp.keys" # e.g. contains: 123 M YOUR_MD5_KEY > trustedkey 123 > tos cohort 1 orphan 1
1 > restrict default limited kod nomodify notrap > restrict > restrict source nomodify > broadcastclient > manycastserver > multicastclient key 123 preempt > manycastclient key 123 preempt > pool pool.ntp.org preempt # Won't hurt anything if the internet can't be reached > server iburst key 123 > > # If you address the server by name append preempt > # Let NTP worry about the minpoll and maxpoll for LAN devices > > # They should all try to sync to > # If they can't reach they should all try to stick together > > # NTP expects to be run continuously; After a Boot/Reboot/Restart/... > # give the systems 30 minutes to stabilize polls and temperature > # before expecting too much from the ntpq stats > 30 minutes is more than a little optimistic! NTPD needs something like ten hours to stabilize with the best time you are going to get. Thirty minutes after startup is about when NTPD gets days, hours, and minutes
 right. The next nine and a half hours will be devoted to improve the accuracy. This should suggest to you that NTDP should be run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. . . . . It's not always possible, but TRY!
> I agree.  After everything is working, it will stay up running 24/7.  The hard thing is that each time I make a change, I have to give it a day to stabilize like you mentioned.

Why must you make changes?  Get it running properly and leave it alone. 
  Use an uninterruptable power supply if possible.

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