[ntp:questions] NTP client configuration

David Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Thu Sep 27 19:37:03 UTC 2012


On 27/09/2012 19:39, unruh wrote:
> On 2012-09-27, Benjamin CABUT <benjamin.cabut at rsacosmos.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> We are using Meindberg NTP client and server.
>>
>> Our configuration is:
>> - 1 Computer under windows that is server
>> server 127.127.1.0
>
> Why would you be using a windows machine as your server. Windows is not
> a great platform for time.
>
> And why in the worl would you have it be using the local refclock. That
> should never be used.  Where in the world is that computer getting its
> time from?
[]

Agreed on the local clock.

Windows-7 with a GPS reference clock can be well within 100 
microseconds, see PCs Alta and Stamsund here:

   http://www.satsignal.eu/mrtg/performance_ntp.php

100 microseconds may well be quite good enough for the particular 
application, and if a Windows PC is available, why not use it?
-- 
Cheers,
David
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu



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