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Re: [Y2K-PT] - a better NTP test source

  • From: Bill Manning
  • Date: Fri Jul 02 11:15:07 1999


http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/

..."happy chiming"  -dave mills


> 
> Where is Dave Mills page?
> 
> On Fri, 2 Jul 1999, Bill Manning wrote:
> 
> > 
> > This from Dave Mills pages on public NTP servers:
> > 	--------------------------------------------------------
> > 
> >    y2k-test.timefreq.bldrdoc.gov (132.163.135.136) 
> >        Location: NIST Boulder Laboratories, Boulder, Colorado 
> >        Synchronization: ACTS dial-up using modified lockclock algorithm, DEC Alpha/UNIX 
> >        Service Area: All areas 
> >        Access Policy: Open access. 
> >        This server will transmit time packets that are fast by exactly 2 years (63158400 seconds). It is intended to help users test the y2k
> >        performance of their systems. The advance is set so that the year is 2 years in the future but the remainder of the time is correct. Thus the
> >        message transmitted at any time on 1 November 1998 will have a time corresponding the same time of day on 1 November 2000, etc. It will
> >        operate from Mid-October 1998 through the end of 1999. Contact: Judah Levine (jlevine@time.nist.gov) 303 492 7785 
> >        Note: This system is intended for test purposes only and it should be used with care. Although NTP itself should not have a problem handling
> >        dates in the year 2000, many host operating systems cannot do so, and system crashes or data corruption are possible if the date is set using
> >        this test facility. 
> > 


-- 
--bill





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