[ntp:questions] Meinberg NTP Software--Time Accuracy

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Jun 23 23:38:22 UTC 2009

David Woolley wrote:
> W. eWatson wrote:
>> 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 
> I wouldn't rely on anything from Microsoft.  At best they are intended 
> for w32time updating every few days.
>> Level One Servers. The site refers to other lists, one from the Naval 
> You haven't made a valid case for using stratum one servers.  Start with 
> the official list of stratum 2 ones, or use the pool, as others have 
> suggested.
> However, first, if in an organisation, try:
> ntp.yourdomain, ntp1.yourdomain, ntp2.yourdomain....
> Next, if you have a competent ISP, try:
> ntp.yourisp, ntp1.yourisp, ntp2.yourisp.....
> ISP's often don't announce these, because their marketing people think 
> it too boring and too scary for the average customer.

And some, like Comcast, do not seem to have such a thing.  I went so far 
as to ask customer service a few years ago and was told "We don't have 
any!"  A quick check a couple of minutes ago returns "unknown host 
ntp.comcast.net" and suggests that they still don't have any.

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