[time-nuts] Setting Windows XP clock.

Don Latham djl at montana.com
Sun Jul 13 17:01:18 EDT 2014


kudos to ya, Daniel. Altering thee registry value works, have to keep ,0x1 at
the end of the string. The textbox keeps the junk, but the message claims
"time successfuly set at ..."
and the system clock display agrees with my time-nuttery clocks, at least to
the eye.
Only appears in one place in the registry, unambiguous.
Cheers,
Don

Daniel Mendes
>
> This probably ends in the registry somewere... type some random garbage,
> save, and seach the registry for this string... then edit the registry
> to put the correct url there. Or use a url shortener service....
>
> Daniel
>
>
> Em 13/07/2014 17:18, Don Latham escreveu:
>> Whee! Chris: the text box in the xp clock set window is ONE CHARACTER too
>> short to contain the suggested url. It just gets better and better.
>> Don
>>
>> Chris Albertson
>>> I did see some retries going to time.windows.com.
>>> I'd suggest changing to 0.north-america.pool.ntp.org if you live in
>>> North America
>>>
>>> It took several seconds to get time form time.windows.com but
>>> 0.north-america.pool.ntp.org had no delay.
>>>
>>> On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM, Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>
>>> wrote:
>>>> albertson.chris at gmail.com said:
>>>>> 1) It is set to use an NTP server called  "time.windows.com"
>>>>> to set the clock.
>>>>>   3) The above is working as well as it has ever worked.
>>>>>    Nothing has changed at Microsoft's end.
>>>> It may be more complicated than that.
>>>>
>>>> time.windows.com is a cname for time.microsoft.akadns.net
>>>> That's Akami's DNS magic to give you the closest/best server.
>>>> I'm in Silicon Valley.  I get either 65.55.56.206 or 64.4.10.33
>>>>
>>>> 64.4.10.33 only works some of the time.  It's not random packet drops.  It
>>>> drops out for a while, then recovers.
>>>>
>>>> 65.55.56.206 is similar, but seems to work more often, at least from my
>>>> hacking of the last few minutes.
>>>>
>>>> Both IP ranges are assigned to Microsoft.  Neither responds to pings.
>>>>
>>>> You will probably see different results if you are in a different
>>>> location.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> These are my opinions.  I hate spam.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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>>> --
>>>
>>> Chris Albertson
>>> Redondo Beach, California
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