[ntp:questions] Re: windows 2000 ntp client

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Tue Oct 26 15:45:53 UTC 2004


james edwards wrote:
> Found this on another list:
>
> Getting back to the poster's original question, Windows is really bad
> for time synchronisation. Whereas you can set an NTP server to
> UTC/GMT/ZULU (or whatever other name you are going to call it),
> Windows does indeed move the clock forward and backward.

No, you are wrong on both counts.

NTP /cannot/ have its time zone set - it works in UTC alone.

Windows does /not/ alter its internal clock when you change the displayed 
time zone, the internal clock continues to count in UTC without any jumps.

Cheers,
David 





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