[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[0] and it works.
> I wouldn't trust my parents to get it working, but my sister-in-law
> should be able to do it.
> Groetjes,
> Maarten Wiltink
> [0] 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 
minutes correct.

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