[ntp:questions] ntp-4.2.6p5 on Win 7 x64

Rob nomail at example.com
Wed Jul 16 07:37:31 UTC 2014

Brian Inglis <Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca> wrote:
> On 2014-07-15 05:07, Nick wrote:
>> This machine dual boots Mint 17 x64 and Win 7 SP1 x64.
>> I have set the hardware clock to UTC.
>> Mint 17 and Win 7 run on local time.
>> I need reasonable time sync for WSJTX < 1 second.
>> On Mint 17 ntp from the repo works well with offsets in the low
>> tens of milliseconds, sometimes < 10ms.
>> On Win 7 I have installed ntp-4.2.6p5 at spider-man-2-win32-setup.exe.
>> This does not seem to work properly.
>> The jitter and offset 'diverge'...
> Unix always uses UTC internally and runs the hardware clock on UTC,
> Windows always uses UTC internally but normally runs the hardware
> clock on local time set in regional settings, which can be set to
> "UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)", so your system and hardware clock
> both run on the same timescale.

That is true, but it has nothing to do with the original question/problem.
On both platforms, ntpd can initially set the time correctly and it
apparently does.

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