[ntp:questions] Very rapid polling

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Sat Feb 21 10:05:19 UTC 2009

gary.limanapier at elisys.co.uk wrote:

> We are running W32Time on all machines including the servers. The
> server itself obtains its own time independantly via a hardware clock.
> This is used to update the CMOS clock from which W32Time then serves
> out to the Clients. I will take up your suggestion and look into using

I'm not aware of any time synchronisation software that uses the RTC 
clock.  They generally use the software clock, which is typically set 
from the RTC clock on bootup.

In any case, w32time, when run without a real server, sends out multiple 
indications that the time shouldn't be used, so any real implementation 
of NTP would ignore it (w32time doesn't ignore it).

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