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TimeSync NTP FAQ

Q. What is NTP?
A. NTP is an Internet protocol for time synchronisation. For more details on it look at our NTP page.

Q. What is broadcast NTP?
A. NTP includes an option to broadcast a time signal.

Q. My LAN has no broadcast NTP, how do I set it up?
A. TimeSync NTP will run in a time server mode where it will broadcast the time from the PC on which it is run.

Q. Why are only some of the PCs being updated when I use broadcasts?
A. Time broadcasts are limited to the local subnet, make sure that TimeSync NTP is set up to broadcast to all the required subnets.

Q. Year 2000 compliance
A. TimeSync NTP is Y2K compliant.

Q. Can I use TimeSync NTP with xntp?
A. Yes, you can use TimeSync NTP as a server for xntp clients.

Q. TimeSync NTP doesn't seem to handle daylight/summer time in Europe?
A. The windows Date/Time control panel must be set to the correct Timezone for your machine for TimeSync NTP to work properly. Make sure that this is correct.

Q. The NT version doesn't update the clock when nobody is logged in?
A. Use the setting->control panel->services to edit TimeSync NTP's start-up settings. Set the TimeSync NTP service to run under the 'Administrator' account


TimeSync NTC FAQ's

Q. Why are there 3 versions?
A. The 3 Windows versions all have their own idiosyncrasies. The Win 95 and 3.1 versions of TimeSync NTC are basically the same but the Win 3.1 version has it's own support for Timezone built in because Windows 3.1 doesn't support it. The Windows NT version is quite different because it runs as a service so it is still working when no one is logged in.


Q. What is NTP?
A. NTP is an Internet protocol for time synchronisation. For more details on it look at our NTP page.

Q. What is broadcast NTP?
A. NTP includes an option to broadcast a time signal.

Q. My LAN has no broadcast NTP, how do I set it up?
A. TimeSync NTP will run in a time server mode where it will broadcast the time from the PC on which it is run.

Q. I ran it and nothing happened?
A. It is running as a hidden window. It can be shut down from the 'close program' box that is shown when you hit CTRL-ALT-DEL.

Q. Why are only some of the PCs being updated?
A. Time broadcasts are limited to the local subnet, make sure that there is a time source on all the required subnets..

Q. TimeSync NTC doesn't update the clock when no one is logged in?
A. Use the setting->control panel->services to edit TimeSync NTC's start-up settings. Set the TimeSync NTC service to run under the 'Administrator' account.


Novell FAQ's

Versions
3.x
4.x and 5.x

Q.Can I synchronise other Novell Servers on my Network ?
A.Novell 4 & 5 - synchronise network by setting up network time heirachy
A.Novell 3 - one clock per server

Q.Can I set timezones and specify DST ?
A.Novell 4 & 5 - Yes ! Uses Novell time properties. Drivers update UTC time from which local time is calculated.

Q.Can I synchronise my workstations ?
A.YES ! Windows based workstations can be synchronised at log on.

Q.How often is the time updated ?
A.Variable from 1 minute intervals.


General FAQ's

Q.How long does the batteries last ?
A.2 years under normal circumstances.
Alternatively opt for a mains powered remote antenae or GPS clock.

Q.Can I pick up a signal ?
A.GPS - Worldwide
MSF (UK time signal)- 1500 km from Rugby (Midlands, UK)
Mounting the clock in basements or in metal clad buildings can be a problem. If necessary upgrade to remote antenae unit to get antenae away from any interference.

Q.How does PC communicate with clock ?
A.
Via the RS232 serial port. Must have at least one free serial port.


 

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