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2600 as NTP Server For Workstations?

Is it possible to configure a 2600 series router as an NTP server for workstations such as Windows servers and workstations?

I can configure the router to obtain the time from an Internet source and configure other Cisco routers in the LAN to peer to this router. However, I would like to also have computers synchronize their time to this router.

I've tried various combinations of "ntp master" & "ntp broadcast" but my workstations will not time sync to the 2600. The workstation will sync fine to an Internet NTP time source.

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Re: 2600 as NTP Server For Workstations?

Yes, you can use your 2600 as a NTP server.

If your using MS NT4 clients/servers, the OS cant use NTP without some service listening on broadcast or a application with ntp protocol.

In your case, i guess that your running W2k/XP boxes, though you can sync to public servers.


clock timezone

clock summer-time

ntp calendar-update

clock calendar-valid

ntp master

ntp server

If you want to send broadcast:

Enter interface Ethernet and type "ntp broadcast"

If using ntp on boxes: type the routers inteface as source (default gateway).

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