[ntp:questions] Re: Windows won't settle

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Thu Apr 20 04:13:30 UTC 2006

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> Windows is simply not very good about keeping time!  It can lose clock
> interrupts when busy.  Starting and stopping the multimedia timers can
> mess up the clock.
> W32TIME is an implementation of SNTP rather than NTP.  It's not even a
> very good implementation of SNTP. You may get better results with NTP.
> Then again, Windows being Windows, you may not.

For an example of what Windows can do when running a recent version of NTP 
(which takes the multi-media clock behaviour into account) and syncing to 
a local stratum one FreeBSD server (top graph), please see:


W32time, at least in its older incarnations was not good, but for many 
purposes today time-keeping in Windows using NTP is quite adequate.


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