[ntp:questions] Re: How to sync my Internet-PC via ntp?

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Tue Nov 25 09:50:05 UTC 2003


"David J Taylor" <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.not-this-bit> writes:

> "Manuel Reimer" <MReimer at despammed.com> wrote in message
> news:bpdreo$1mg8rr$1 at ID-87373.news.uni-berlin.de...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I want to use the ntpd-Service in Windows 2000. Everything I want to do
> > is to synchronize the system-clock of my Internet-PC with a time-server.
> > For security reasons I don't want to act as server. I simply want to be
> > a client which asks for the time. I also don't want to use any
> > remote-administration tools of ntpd.
> >
> > How do I have to create my ntp.conf to get an as secure as possible
> > ntp-client?
> >
> > Thank you in advance
> 
> As a starting example, your file could be as simple as:
> 
> #
> driftfile %windir%\ntp.drift        # path for drift file
> #
> server time.apple.com

See the documentation on "restrict" (a tool to hit your own feet):
Deny all but your server any maybe localhost.

> #
> 
> I'll leave it to those more expert to add extra servers and the security
> you want.  Be sure to disable the W32Time native time service.
> 
> Cheers,
> David



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