[time-nuts] Need documentation on deploying a corporate time sync infrastructure

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Thu Dec 14 14:09:10 EST 2006


> Does anyone know of any documents on how to deploy network time
> synchronization in a corporate environment?

> I don't need anything like Mill's book.  Basically looking for
> something like a big white paper or a 20-30 page guide. 

I don't know where to find something like that.  I think Sun had one.  Google 
will probably find it.  It's probably somewhat out of date but might be a 
good starting point.

There is lots of info at:
  http://ntp.isc.org/

You might ask at comp.protocols.time.ntp on usenet.  I think it's gatewayed 
to a mailing list at ISC.


My quick answers:
  Plan A;  Get expensive commerical box(es).
     There is a list of vendors at the above URL.
  Plan B:  Build your own NTP servers.
    B1: Sync them to external servers.
      You want good ones located nearby.
      (That's network near, not miles.)
    B2: Get your own GPS gizmo.
      The Garmin GPS-18 is popular.  Under $100 plus some soldering.

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