[ntp:questions] Does NTPClient need to be enabled for clients
nomail at example.com
Fri Feb 12 13:24:56 UTC 2010
Jonathan de Boyne Pollard <J.deBoynePollard-newsgroups at NTLWorld.COM> 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.
>> No, no, no :) You're missing the point -:)
>> Is not the same thing... Why having DC on the public when you can
>> perform that job internally
> That last sentence doesn't parse. But the response to the preceding
> sentence is that it very much is the same thing. There's no qualitative
> difference, as far as the Windows Time Service is concerned, between an
> external time server on a machine somewhere in (say) Finland and an
> external time server on a machine in the next room. Both are external
> time servers, accessed via NTP/UDP/IP. So asking why people recommend
> the one and not the other, when in fact people just talk about external
> time servers in general without drawing such a distinction at all, is a
> question based upon a false premise.
I can understand why someone would want to have an NTP service on a
device on his network, like a router, and have it synchronized to a
couple of time sources on the network. They could then sync all their
Windows systems, or maybe even a single Windows system, off that NTP
This will probably work better than having the Windows system directly
sync off a single internet time source.
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