[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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