[ntp:questions] offset > .5 second. What does this mean?

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Tue Oct 31 07:40:02 UTC 2006

nicough at gmail.com wrote:
> Environment. 2 PC's, both running W2K. (no server).
> PointOfSale and Video requires time within 2 seconds, so that video
> lines up with PointOfSale time stamps.
> They want it locked down so that PC-B cannot access the internet at
> all.
> So PC-A should sync time with an internet NTP server, and PC-B should
> sync time from PC-A.
> I've disabled w32time on both machines, and installed "NTP Time Server
> Monitor".
> By default, this application will synchronise the close to an internet
> NTP server I specify.
> How can I set the NTP Time Server Monitor program to act as a "server"
> to provide NTP time to my PC-B machine?
> Thanks
> Nick

You need to install and configure the NTP software (which runs as a 
service) on both PCs.  The NTP Time Server Monitor is just a diagnostic 



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