[ntp:questions] Re: Basic help needed...

Chris Taylor chris at x-bb.org
Sun Oct 26 03:18:11 UTC 2003


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Ironically, shortly after typing the above message, I worked it out
:)

In case anyone else is stuck on the same problem, I ran "net time
/SETSNTP:192.168.0.8" and started the Windows Time service (and set
it to Auto).

Oh well, thanks anyway,

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Chris Taylor - chris at x-bb.org - The guy with the PS2 WebServer -
http://www.x-bb.org/chris.asc
"Chris Taylor" <chris at x-bb.org> wrote in message
news:MWGmb.1021$ke.1848669 at newsfep1-win.server.ntli.net...
> Hi,
>
> I just compiled and installed ntpd on a Linux machine for my local
> network. It appears to be synchronizing correctly and so on. I'd
> like to make my Windows clients automatically sync to my Linux
> server.
>
> The contents of my ntp.conf look like this:
> server bear.zoo.bt.co.uk burst iburst
> server a.ntp.alphazed.net burst iburst
> server time-server.ndo.com burst iburst
> server clock.fmt.he.net burst iburst
> server ntp.doubleukay.com burst iburst
> broadcast 192.168.0.255
>
> As you can see, I picked a variety of servers (mostly in the UK -
> where I am). My local network uses 192.168.0.x/255.255.255.0. The
> documentation seemed a little confusing on what "broadcast" should
> be set to (or if it's even the right command for this application).
>
> Use of the "peers" command in ntpdc gives this output right now:
>      remote           local      st poll reach  delay   offset
> disp
> ====================================================================
> === =132.146.236.132 192.168.0.8      2   64    3 0.01848 -0.013699
> 0.00009 *212.42.1.207    192.168.0.8      2   64    3 0.01578
> -0.014881 0.00015 ^192.168.0.255   192.168.0.8     16   64    0
> 0.00000  0.000000 0.00000 =195.7.224.135   192.168.0.8      3  128
>   3 0.02104 -0.005105 0.00012
>
> The Windows machines on my local network are currently within a
> couple of minutes of my server, but I can't get them to sync.
>
> I assume the required command is some variation of "net time" but
> everything I've tried doesn't seem to work...
>
> Any advice on this matter would be great.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris Taylor - chris at x-bb.org - The guy with the PS2 WebServer -
> http://www.x-bb.org/chris.asc
>

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