[ntp:questions] Synchronizing Linux clients with Windows Server 2003 NTP

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Fri Jan 19 08:18:14 UTC 2007

"Maarten Wiltink" <maarten at kittensandcats.net> wrote in message
news:45b07dba$0$335$e4fe514c at news.xs4all.nl...
> "Steve Kostecke" <kostecke at ntp.isc.org> wrote in message
> news:slrner0i3p.bu0.kostecke at stasis.kostecke.net...
>> Without a proper "time base" how is NTP supposed to ensure that one
>> second is acceptably close (i.e. +/- a handful of ms) to one second?

> [...] this is one of the areas where operation without a proper time
> reference is degraded, and awareness of that is a good thing.

As would be, I wanted to mention but forgot, running _with_ external
servers for awhile to estimate native drift. You can cut your wires to
the big bad outside again before connecting your newly calibrated
timeserver to your own closed network.

Maarten Wiltink

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