[ntp:questions] windows 2003 server sp 1 & ntp

Folkert van Heusden folkert at vanheusden.com
Tue Jan 8 18:24:55 UTC 2008

> > This has been discussed here so many times It's rarely worth repeating.
> > Windows (w32time) is a sntp client at best, steps the clock and does not
> > discipline it. The version introduced with Windows 2003 SP1 we know a
> > lot less about.
> This is a statement based on outdated information. Yes, the 8-year-old
> Windows 2000 implementation was a poor SNTP implementation, with
> broken behavior.
> However, Microsoft claims recent versions to be a real implementation
> of NTPv3, and specifically references RFCv1305. Since there is no
> NTPv4 RFC published, I think this is reasonable.

Yes. It does not respond to ntpq -c pe or ntptrace though :-(

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