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Hi, I am trying to figure out how to time sync a couple linux machines on our network (not connected to the internet) with a Windows machine that will act ...
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- 08-17-2006 #1
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- Aug 2006
Time Sync question
Any help is greatly apperciated.
- 08-17-2006 #2
Typically NTP is the recommended mechanism for maintaining time accuracy. However, with no access to the inet, that would mean you need an internal system running as an NTP server. This isn't that big of a deal, but of course you need to pick something that you feel reasonably confident about, in terms of maintaining time. Much of the time you can get away with that box being an existing system being used for other purposes as well, but watch for drift.
AFAIK MS provides basic NTP capability on XP - I'm unsure about what's involved in setting up an NTP service on one, however. As usual, there's lots of ways to spend thousands of dollars to set one up on Windows, but I'm fairly sure there's a free method. Alternatively, you can set your linux box up as a server(free and relatively straightforward), and slave the windows box to it.