[ntp:questions] Re: How to set up a windows 2000 workstation as a NTP time server.

Bobby pmpradh at accusort.com
Thu Jan 29 13:25:06 UTC 2004

Jan Ceuleers <janspam.ceuleers at computer.org> wrote in message news:<6hl4105vgm7ok4453mu0p1li2kv4b5dpp8 at 4ax.com>...
> On 23 Jan 2004 12:15:37 -0800, pmpradh at accusort.com (Bobby) wrote:
> >Is it necessary that the primary windows 2000 workstation,
> >which is connected to internet and get synchronized with 
> >time.nist.gov, has to be connected all the time?
> No, it is not. Results will be better if it is though.
> >I know/guess that the answer will be yes but I would like 
> >to connect to time.nist.gov once day and get sync'ed. 
> >After that I would like this workstation server as the
> >time source for rest of my windows 2000 workstations.
> >Is this possible?
> Yes, this is possible. However, in order to do this you must declare
> the local clock as a possible synchronisation source on the primary
> machine. The reason is that ntpd will not serve time to others if it
> considers itself to be unsynchronised, which would be the case if it
> has lost connectivity to its own time server.
> So: declare the local clock as a possible synchronisation source
> thusly:
> server
> In order to keep the local clock from being believed even during times
> when the internet-based servers are reachable, you should also fudge
> the local clock to a high stratum:
> fudge stratum 10
> Cheers, Jan

Thank you to all.. David, Danny, Marteen and Jan.

I guess I am in pretty good shape (to be frank I give
B minus or even C on my Time synchronization 101) 
of my time synchronization quest. Still lot to learn.

Thank you all.


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