[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!

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