[ntp:questions] Local (own site) NTP servers.
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Jul 24 15:36:28 UTC 2009
David J Taylor wrote:
> 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.
The Solaris systems are part of my home lab. I run S8, S9, and S10 on
three Ultra 10s. I have RHEL V4 running on an OLD PC. I have OpenVMS
running on a DEC Alpha. My "desktop" is a PC running W/XP.
When I need to do something I can generally find a system that will help!
More information about the questions