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- OT: cannot sync RTC
May 22, 2005, 4:33 pm
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I've been synchronizing my RTC with time.nist.gov almost everyday
for the past one month, but have not been able to do so for the
past few days. Windows says that there was an error while
synchronizing. Trying to sync with time.windows.com gives the
additional message "The time sample was rejected because: The
peer's stratum is less than the host's stratum". Can anyone
please explain what this means ? Does it have anything to do with
my settings or does the fault lie with my ISP ?
Re: OT: cannot sync RTC
On 22 May 2005 19:49:43 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I just ran D4Time on <tick.usno.navy.mil> with no problems. I use that
every morning and it has not reported an error in a very long time.
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Re: cannot sync RTC
Don't know about that specific error but time.nist.gov is a stratum 1 time
server that is only supposed to be used to sync other time servers. It is
considered bad form to use a stratum 1 server to sync the time of a single
Here is a reference on the rules of engagement:
and a list of stratum 2 servers: