[time-nuts] What's the best Windows 10 ntp client?

Cube Central cubecentral at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 10:04:24 EDT 2016


I would also suggest using NTP.  I have set it up and configured it using the directions here (  http://www.satsignal.eu/ntp/setup.html ) and it works very well.  

One thing to note is that Windows 10 does have the built in capability to set the time for itself, using a variant of SNTP.   So I would be sure to turn this off by disabling the "Windows Time" Service.

Also, be aware that using NTP on a system that isn't on all the time, or has what I would describe as "asymmetric internet access" might cause NTP to be slow in correcting the time, or only be somewhat effective.  If you are only looking to have it accurate to the right minute, then don't worry.  But this is better addressed elsewhere.

	-Randal
		(at CubeCentral)

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From: time-nuts [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Dr. David Kirkby
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Subject: [time-nuts] What's the best Windows 10 ntp client?

At my amateur radio club we have Internet access via a WiFi dongle with a Pay As You Go card. A Windows 10 PC is only powered up while we are there, so on around 2-4 hours per week. 

Does anyone have any thoughts on what might be the most suitable software to run on our Windows 10 PC to set the time correct? 

Someone installed "Dimension 4" 

http://www.thinkman.com/dimension4/

As far as I can see, this takes the time from one single NTP server, which I believe is not a good idea.  However,  given we only run the PC on 2-4 hours per week,  maybe no ntp client will work well,  but I would have thought using multiple servers being better than one. 

I am wondering if anyone has any better suggestions for software. .

Dave.
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