[ntp:questions] Local (own site) NTP servers.

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.not-this-part.nor-this.co.uk.invalid
Fri Jul 24 14:07:01 UTC 2009

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> 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.

There's lots of documentation for Windows in the Help system and on the 
Internet.  Try the Help on Vista or Windows-7 for example.  Quite good. 
But most users are not "under the hood" types, any more than folks would 
repair their own cars or TVs today.


> 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.

Gross overkill - if the Solaris box is purely for time serving!  <G>. 
Windows will manage to within a few tens of milliseconds even running from 
the Internet.


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