[ntp:questions] Can time sync occur every 30 mins?
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Mon Oct 30 00:11:17 UTC 2006
nicough at gmail.com wrote:
> What is the maximum period value for:
> HKEY LOCAL
> I set it to 2880 for the time sync to occur ever 30mins (24x60x2), but
> the time only synchronises every 8 hours in event logs.
> Is it possible for it to sync more often than every 8 hours?
> SBS2000, NTP.
You will have to ask Microsoft that question. It's a Microsoft product.
There are two Windows builds of the reference implementation of ntpd;
either one should give you much better synchronization than W32TIME.
Ntpd will query its servers at intervals ranging between 64 seconds and
1024 seconds. The daemon adjusts the interval automatically to the best
value for current conditions.
See http://norloff.org/ntp/ or http://www.meinberg.de/english/sw/ntp.htm
The latter version comes with a Windows installer. I have not used
either version and so can't tell you much about them except that either
should perform better than W32TIME!!!!
If you decide to try one of these, your should plan on configuring at
least four timeservers for best performance.
See http://ntp.isc.org/bin/view/Servers/WebHome for lists of publicly
available time servers and "rules of engagement".
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