[ntp:questions] Home Time Server

Evandro Menezes evandro at mailinator.com
Tue Oct 9 03:12:17 UTC 2007


With accurate time references freely available in the ether (WWV, GPS,
TV and CDMA), no clock in existance should have to be set manually,
ever.  Yet, even in this day and age, car clocks, VCRs, DVRs and
stereos blink 12:00.  And with virtually all PCs connected at least
part-time to the Internet, it's unacceptable that many of them display
the time of by many minutes, if not even the wrong century.

Now, there are many fine time servers available for networks.
However, I wonder if with the increasing popularity of the NTP pool if
some home units wold make sense.  For instance, there are many wall
clocks synchronized by WWV.  If they had a WiFi interface, they could
be a poorman's S1 NTP server (hello, La Crosse?).  At least some NTP
pool aficionados would consider getting one, yes? ;-)




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