[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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