[time-nuts] Win XP and NIST time
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Tue Mar 26 03:41:07 EDT 2013
davidwhess at gmail.com said:
> I have had trouble with the built in XP NTP client where it fails silently
> so I usually install Tardis which keeps an easy to read log which includes
> performance data.
One of the problems with timekeeping is the load on the servers.
The standard ntpd package tries hard to be a good citizen.
I don't know the current status, but Tardis is a good example of a bad guy.
Lots of other systems are also buggy. Here is a wonderful summary:
If I was at a university, I'd call this required reading for anybody
interested in networks.
I urge all time-nuts to scan it. In particular, the Univ of Wisc mess by
Flawed Routers Flood University of Wisconsin Internet Time Server
Netgear Cooperating with University on a Resolution
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