[ntp:questions] Windows time question.

Rob nomail at example.com
Sat Apr 23 09:04:56 UTC 2011

David J Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
> "Rob" <nomail at example.com> wrote in message 
> news:slrnir54hp.hnj.nomail at xs8.xs4all.nl...
> []
>> The initial question:
>> | Due to my wandering use of a laptop for, "work" (cough!)   Often away
>> | from the office, and our server, but with local internet access (Hotel
>> | WiFi etc).
>> |
>> | What UK based "RELIABLE" (cant emphasize that enough) UK time 
>> server(s)
>> | would the group recomend I point Windows time sync' to?
>> and the subsequent discussion about the NTP pool and its reliability,
>> and how many servers from the pool one would resonably use to get good
>> results without overloading a voluntarily provided service, is a good
>> and valid discussion on its own.
>> There is no need to pollute that discussion by talking about GPS 
>> receivers
>> yet again.  It is not a solution for the original poster, and it does
>> not contribute to the discussion about either of the topics brought up.
>> You may be exited about your new GPS receiver toy, but there is no need
>> to recommend that hammer as the only tool one will ever need.  It isn't.
> .. and why shouldn't someone consider taking a GPS 18x LVC as a portable 
> time reference?

He is asking for reliable UK-based time servers to use in a hotel room
via the provided internet access.
Not for a GPS receiver.

> BTW: I did not start the GPS discussion.

The discussion is running here so often that it is getting difficult
to find who is starting it.  But it is not the hammer that can be used
as the universal tool unless you believe that everything is a nail.
(which some people here seem to believe)

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