[ntp:questions] Re: Do we need / should be have a refclock?

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Mon Jul 10 08:15:50 UTC 2006

Brian Inglis wrote:
> On Sun, 09 Jul 2006 17:48:58 GMT in comp.protocols.time.ntp, "David J
> Taylor" <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk>
> wrote:
>> Brian Inglis wrote:
>> []
>>> The Windows machines can be set up as SNTP clients to your two NTP
>>> servers using built in Windows internet time facilities.
>> .. or you can run "real" NTP on Windows as well using, for example,
>> the Meinberg build:
>>  http://www.meinberg.de/english/sw/ntp.htm
>> and have the benefits of better timekeeping performance, and the
>> ability to monitor remotely.
> Had the OP said Windows servers, I'd agree, but he mentioned only
> desktops, for which NTP is overkill IMHO.

Possibly, but for me the advantage of having just one software type to 
manage (i.e. ntp alone rather than mixed ntp and Microsoft SNTP) would 
outweigh having to install NTP on the desktops.  Swings and roundabouts!


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