[time-nuts] Win XP and NIST time

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
Sun Mar 24 02:27:37 EDT 2013

From: Anthony G. Atkielski
I've been running XP for years using its built-in simple NTP client to
query the NTP server on my server, which in turn synchronizes with a
variety of NTP sources on the Net.


I'm surprised by how many "time-nuts" are not using the reference NTP port 
for Windows, considering the many advantages it has over the simple (non 
conformant and non-manageable) client built into Windows).  I made some 
notes here:


You can then use the same management tools (ntpq) and configuration 
expertise you have on you UNIX, Linux, FreeBSD etc. systems.  Serial-port 
PPS devices are supported, allowing you to make stratum-1 clocks on Windows 
with performances down to the 100-200 microsecond level:

PCs Alta Bacchus Feenix and Stamsund

and with Windows-8, network synced PCs with offsets typically below 250 
microseconds even over Wi-Fi sync, PC Bergen:

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Email: david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk 

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