[ntp:questions] Local (own site) NTP servers.
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Jul 24 13:52:52 UTC 2009
Maarten Wiltink wrote:
> "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:VdadnWa89vI0XPXXnZ2dnUVZ_rednZ2d at giganews.com...
>> The "Meinberg NTP software" is standard NTPD with a "Windows installer"!
>> If you are really good with Windows you might be able to install an X86
>> version of NTPD on a Windows system without Meinberg. ...
> "Really good" is vastly overstated. Put the binaries somewhere and
> install ntpd.exe as a service. There's even a (custom) instsrv.exe that
> comes with it, although I think I used the generic one from the Resource
> Kit. Then figure out where ntp.conf goes by default and it works.
> I wouldn't trust my parents to get it working, but my sister-in-law
> should be able to do it.
> Maarten Wiltink
>  Or pass a parameter to the executable.
Given that Windows is pre-installed or will be installed as soon as you
insert a CD/DVD in the drive and that it ships with essentially NO
documentation, I wouldn't count on it.
I would have to do a good bit of studying to find out HOW to "install
ntpd.exe as a service". I've been using Windows since V3.1, or maybe
2.x, it's been a while!
I run ntpd on a Solaris box that serves time to the rest of computers in
the house. The windows boxes usually manage to get the date, hours and
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