[ntp:questions] Meinberg NTP Software--Time Accuracy
notvalid2 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 22 16:13:18 UTC 2009
It's been a busy weekend, and I'm getting a bit more time for this. I worked
my way down Program Files to the NTP folder and found two conf files. The
general conf file shows:
# NTP Network Time Protocol
# **** ATTENTION ****: *You have to restart the NTP service when you change
this file to activate the changes*
# PLEASE CHECK THIS FILE CAREFULLY AND MODIFY IT IF REQUIRED
# Configuration File created by Windows Binary Distribution Installer Rev.:
# please check http://www.ntp.org for additional documentation and
# Use drift file
driftfile "C:\Program Files\NTP\etc\ntp.drift"
# your local system clock, could be used as a backup
# (this is only useful if you need to distribute time no matter how good or
bad it is)
# but it should operate at a high stratum level to let the clients know and
force them to
# use any other timesource they may have.
#fudge 127.127.1.0 stratum 12
# Use specific NTP servers
server tick.usno.nav.mil iburst
# End of generated ntp.conf --- Please edit this to suite your needs
The ntp.drift file shows 0.000
I would guess that possible server locations can be found in a list like
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262680>, which shows NIST servers, and
Level One Servers. The site refers to other lists, one from the Naval Obs. I
would think I need to choose several either around the west coast or around
North America to add to the config file above. Do I need to include iburst
or some other parameter?
I see on the Start->Meinberg Win200 menu a number of choices.
Edit NTP Config
Publc Service Project
Quick NTP Status
I presume the Service Control and Quick Status contain all the "commands"
I tried comparing my atomic clock (Radio Shack) to the Win2000 clock, but
it's a bit tricky glancing from one to the other. There may be a 2 sec
difference. It's been about 45 hours since I started the service and I
expect about 4 to 4.2 seconds drift from my PC clock in that period.
(121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
Obz Site: 39° 15' 7" N, 121° 2' 32" W, 2700 feet
Web Page: <www.speckledwithstars.net/>
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