[ntp:questions] NTP internal server?

Hal Murray hmurray at suespammers.org
Fri Oct 27 15:47:05 UTC 2006

>The problem is not so much the software; that's readily available and 
>free, but the time source.  The typical computer does not keep time very 
>well; most systems gain or lose several seconds a day.  Using such a 
>clock as a time source means that, while all your systems are more or 
>less in synchronization none of them have the correct time. In a really 
>bad case, all the systems could gain or lose twenty to thirty minutes a 

I'd expect you could get to a few seconds a week by hand tuning
the drift.  That assumes your system is running in a reasonably
stable temperature.

Has anybody done the experiment recently?

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