[ntp:questions] Re: NTP for dummies
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk.invalid
Sun Oct 2 14:37:34 UTC 2005
Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> Instead ntpd, you might use the sntp client available in the reference
> implementation or you might use W32time, Microsoft's
> non-standards-compliant version of sntp. Any of these three options
> should keep the software clock within fifty milliseconds or better.
As far as I can recall, the default W32time only sets the clock once a
week, so whilst the initial setting may be within 50msec, the keeping will
almost certainly not be within 50msec. When I used to use an SNTP client,
I believe the same was true, as the setting could be hours apart.
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