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

tglassey tglassey at glassey.com
Sat Jun 20 20:22:45 UTC 2009

W. eWatson wrote:
> In some science working I'm doing, I need subsecond accuracy for
> timestamps.  I was told the s/w in the Subject will do the trick. Maybe
> someone has used it before. I have little to go on, but installed it
> successfully yesterday--I think. I gave it the tick.usno.navy.mil NTP server 
> name, and that finished the install. After
> a minute of looking at my clock, there was no change. It happened to be
> maybe 30 sec off according to my atomic clock.  What mechanism do I need
> to use to truly get it started? I don't think what I did showed it was
> adjusting my clock at all.
> I gave it one NTP server, as above, but probably need more. It allows up
> to 9. I'm on the west coast, California.
In addition to the pool.ntp.org servers there are the USTiming.ORG, 
Symmetricom, and Microsoft hosted NIST servers.

try the San Jose (nist1-sj.ustiming.org) or LA (nist1-la.ustiming.org) 
sites we host for instance.
> There doesn't seem like much beginner support at their web site. None?
> See download page at <http://www.meinberg.de/english/sw/ntp.htm>
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