[ntp:questions] Re: Question about synchronizing client and server clock

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Thu Jan 8 13:10:05 UTC 2004

John Howells <John.Howells at marconi.com> wrote in message news:<3FFC0B75.54F38A7B at marconi.com>...
> Danny Mayer wrote:
> > 
> > John Howells <John.Howells at marconi.com> wrote in message news:<3FFA73EA.56613496 at marconi.com>...
> > > Terje Mathisen wrote:
> > >
> > > > NT's _ftime counts 100 ns intervals, starting from 1600 (?),
> > >
> > > 1st January 1601. Although I do not believe it is stated anywhere,
> > 
> > See the following URL:
> > http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/sysinfo/base/file_times.asp
> > 
> > which documents it. I had to deal with this issue during BIND 9
> > development
> > so I knew the answer and had seen the documentation.
> By chopping my quote you make it look, presumably unintentionally, as
> though I am saying that MS do not document the origin. The continuation
> of the sentence you have chopped makes clear this is not the case, and
> that what I believe they do not document is the reason for the origin.
> John Howells

Sorry, but the reason I chopped it was to answer the specific question on
where it is documented. I don't think that I understood that you were saying
that you didn't know why they choose that date/time. I don't know why
but I'm sure I can find out.


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