[ntp:questions] Re: DHCP and NTP configuration

Walt Howard howard at rumba.ee.ualberta.ca
Fri Nov 21 20:01:53 UTC 2003

In article <Xns943A72279BB9Eshivawellcom at>,
Kenneth Porter  <ken at sewingwitch.com> wrote:
>mcintosh at nospam.com (Allen McIntosh) wrote in
>news:bnklft$6pt$1 at mc-pc.research.telcordia.com: 
>> In article <slrnbpq4uc.lg4.ptrojane at mion.elka.pw.edu.pl>,
>> Piotr Trojanek <ptrojane at mion.elka.pw.edu.pl> wrote:
>>>What DHCP client/setup do you know, that makes use from already
>>>distributed information?
>> dhcpcd does.  I don't know if this is configurable at compile time.
>The DHCP server provided by Windows Server (NT, 2k, and 2003) has this 
>option available. I'm uncertain if any Windows clients pay attention to it, 
>although starting with Win2k there's a "net time /sntp:servername" command.
That's pretty funny.  Microsoft Knowledge Base article 121005 lists the
DHCP options that Windows accepts, and the address of NTP servers is not
among them.  Oh well, the article is pretty old; maybe newer versions of
Windows accept more of the options.

And I think you want "net time /setsntp:servername".

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