[ntp:questions] Does NTPClient need to be enabled for clients
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Feb 11 18:56:53 UTC 2010
Jonathan de Boyne Pollard wrote:
>> Anyway, most, if not, ALL of them have cheap routers that provide this
>> functionally without additional cost.
> I have a cheap router sitting by my left hand as I type this, and I'm
> here to tell you that it doesn't contain an NTP server. There's very
> little to be gained by adding an extra stratum solely for the sake of
> dividing up the hops for the UDP/IP traffic, you know. And you're
> missing the point that what you are talking about is merely yet another
> form of external time server, not qualitatively different from any other
> as far as the Windows Time Service is concerned.
If have a router of that sort as well. Not only does it lack an NTP
client it also lacks a clock! (Linksys BEFR81)
Expecting "Joe Sixpack" to configure NTP on a cheap router is just
asking for trouble! Trouble of the "University of Wisconsin" sort.
Or PHK vs. Dlink.
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