[ntp:questions] Re: DHCP and NTP configuration

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Wed Nov 26 02:10:04 UTC 2003


howard at rumba.ee.ualberta.ca (Walt Howard) wrote in message news:<bplqvh$j4r$1 at rumba.ee.ualberta.ca>...
> In article <Xns943A72279BB9Eshivawellcom at 64.164.98.50>,
> 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".

That should be "net time /setsntp:[ntp server list]

See "net time /?" for details.

Danny



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