[ntp:questions] Re: NTPD on Windows NT4
david at djwhome.demon.co.uk
Sat Aug 13 08:33:49 UTC 2005
In article <Mj4Le.31388$d5.184732 at newsb.telia.net>,
Anders <anders.REMOVETHIS.r1f.ANDTHIS at tele2.se> wrote:
> I tried fartein.ifi.uio.no and it reads like this:
I would avoid that server.
> swisstime.ee.et LOCAL(0) 13 u 976 1024 377 63.230 -1998.8 16.680
It is using a well known, long standing, broken server. Indicating that
it is not being properly managed. In turn, that broken server has a local
clock configured, which is something you should not do if you are a low
stratum public server, or a source for one.
> *chronos.cru.fr .GPS. 1 u 217 512 377 64.610 1.839 1.570
Even the delay for its current upstream server is rather high.
> *LOCAL(1) LOCAL(1) 12 l 1 64 17 0.000 0.000 0.008
You should only consider configuring a local clock if you serve time to
other machines (and only do so locally). As you are using Windows, and
Windows is a poor choice for an NTP server, you shouldn't really expect
to have local clocks configured on Windows. Note that the frequency
correction will be maintained without this being configured.
Others have said that the problem is a known bug. If they hadn't, I
would have suggested that DNS wasn't up at the time ntpd tried to
resolve the server addresses.
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