[time-nuts] Setting Windows XP clock.

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Sun Jul 13 15:10:28 EDT 2014

I did see some retries going to time.windows.com.
I'd suggest changing to 0.north-america.pool.ntp.org if you live in
North America

It took several seconds to get time form time.windows.com but
0.north-america.pool.ntp.org had no delay.

On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM, Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:
> albertson.chris at gmail.com said:
>> 1) It is set to use an NTP server called  "time.windows.com"
>> to set the clock.
>>  3) The above is working as well as it has ever worked.
>>   Nothing has changed at Microsoft's end.
> It may be more complicated than that.
> time.windows.com is a cname for time.microsoft.akadns.net
> That's Akami's DNS magic to give you the closest/best server.
> I'm in Silicon Valley.  I get either or
> only works some of the time.  It's not random packet drops.  It
> drops out for a while, then recovers.
> is similar, but seems to work more often, at least from my
> hacking of the last few minutes.
> Both IP ranges are assigned to Microsoft.  Neither responds to pings.
> You will probably see different results if you are in a different location.
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Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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