[ntp:questions] Re: How to set up a windows 2000 workstation as a NTP time server.
pmpradh at accusort.com
Wed Jan 21 23:35:08 UTC 2004
"David J Taylor" <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.not-this-bit> wrote in message news:<yNePb.4957$mL6.62551257 at news-text.cableinet.net>...
> > I installed NTP V4.2.0 downloaded from www.norloff.org on one
> > of my windows 2000 box. and used ntpdate command to sync with
> > time.nist.gov it works fine. Start the service ntpd and it seem
> > synchronizing the time correctly.
> I don't use ntpdate, and I suspect you won't either once your Windows 200
> box is running.
> > Now, how do I set this workstation as NTP server so that other
> > workstations can use same ntpdate or ntpd (networktimeprotocol
> > service)to synchronize the time with this windows 2000 workstation.
> You have already done it!
> You should be able to point any workstation, Unix or Windows, which is
> running ntpd at your Windows 2000 system, and use that system as an ntpd
> sync source. I would suggest installing ntpd on your PC-based
> workstations as well, but if they are running Windows 9X you will need to
> find alternative software such asTardis.
> Have you tried it?
> Does it work?
First I thank you for the comment or say compliment
"You have already done it!"
Have you tried it?
Yes, and is not working.
Does it work?
No with ntpd and yes with ntpdate. As you mentioned
I would like to use ntpd service only not a command
I think I still need to learn more about this and
study more about it or extract more from you...
Now I created a so called sync source on one of my
Windows 2000 box(10.27.161.66 is its IP). Where the
ntp.conf file has following two lines
server 220.127.116.11 # time.nist.gov
server 18.104.22.168 # clock.via.net
I set the time little off from the correct time (locally)
about 3 minutes and restart the workstation.
ntpq -p gives as follows
remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter
time.nist.gov .ACTS. 1 u 1313 256 340 290.395 78.499 38.315
clock.via.net 22.214.171.124 2 u 1055 256 200 310.407 81.808 18.564
But it does not seem like it corrected the time even after 2 hours.
Then I stopped ntpd (renamed Networktimeprotocol service to ntpd in
windows 2000) and used
ntpdate -b time.nist.gov
it gave me output like
step time server 126.96.36.199 offset 193.456754 sec
and corrected the time.
Now, Why it is not correcting the time just by running ntpd?
How frequently it (ntpd) synchronize the time with the time
server specified in ntp.conf?
I know there must be a way to change those parameters.. but
I couldn't to find out. If it needs more parameters in
ntp.conf to achive the automatic time synchronization ..
please guide me through also the frequency of synchronization.
I set up another Windows 2000 box with ntpd and it has ntp.conf
Started the ntpd on it but it does not seem its time
has been synchronized with the server stated in ntp.conf.
Here also I stopped the ntpd and used
ntpdate -b 10.27.161.66
Which worked fine and synchronized the time.
I am sure I am missing quite a lot here. So could you please
guide me through this.
Thanks you in advance.
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