[ntp:questions] Local (own site) NTP servers.
g8kbv at nospam.uko2.co.uk
Fri Jul 24 11:28:19 UTC 2009
In article <4a68f2e9$0$31032$5a6aecb4 at news.aaisp.net.uk>,
david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid says...
> G8KBV wrote:
> > Wonder if this will get posed, or returned to me..
> As far as I know, Google groups rejects synchronously. A direct NNTP
> client certainly would.
> > So... I'm about to try a couple of Windows "solutions"
> > (opportunities) One the "Tardis" program, that would appear
> Unless you are using an MS-DOS based Windows (ME was the last) I can see
> no point whatsoever in using a shareware program with unknown internals
> when the official version of NTP is available as open source! There is
> no certainty about the internals of Tardis, but it is quite likely no
> better than recent versions of w32time (when configured properly, rather
> than out of the box) which has been supplied, bundled with NT based
> versions of Windows, for many years. w32time doesn't support local
> reference clocks, or PPS.
> The prime designer of ntpd is a radio amateur.
:-) Nice to know!...
Thanks for lots to think about David.
Yes, for Faros, I'm locked into Windows. I have thought about
virtualising things, but I also know Faros *Needs* almost direct control
of the soundcard to get good timing information as to when a signal
The NTP problem, is because my ISP (Demon) has been bought out by C&W,
and they are continualy messing with the network. Resulting in ping
latences of nearly 2 seconds at times during the day. Even worse, that
varies ping to ping, so what chance protocols like NTP? When I first
found the problem, and (after checking all my kit) contacted their
support peeps, they asked "What's NTP?".
I'm not the only one affected, others are too, perhaps to a much lesser
extent, and also in different ways.
Anyway, lots here (NTP wise) to digest and think about.
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