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 From:  Fred Wright <fw at well dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: AW: [m0n0wall] IPSec m0n0wall / Zyxel Prestige 653HWI
 Date:  Tue, 12 Apr 2005 00:50:18 -0700 (PDT)
On Tue, 5 Apr 2005, Pascal Simon wrote:

> Oh yes, I allready entered the ip of the ntp server pool.ntp.org
> (, but there was no change at all !

The standard version of msntp can't handle numeric IPs at all.  It also
does poorly with multiple servers, even though it attempts to support

And if you care about accuracy, you're better off doing a little research
to find a suitable nearby server than using pool.ntp.org.  On some
occasions, "pool" gives me a server which is not only halfway around the
planet (based on the RTT) but also has poor dispersion as well.  E.g.:

9> msntp -V -e .001 pool.ntp.org
msntp 1.6a options: a=1 p=0 v=2 e=0.001 E=5.000 P=30.000
    d=15 c=5 x=0 op=1 l= f= pool.ntp.org
msntp: using NTP server pool.ntp.org (
msntp: offset(0)=-0.008+/-0.103 disp=0.043
msntp: offset(0)=-0.007+/-0.103 disp=0.043
msntp: offset(0)=-0.008+/-0.104 disp=0.043
msntp: offset(0)=-0.016+/-0.112 disp=0.043
msntp: offset(0)=-0.010+/-0.106 disp=0.043
2005 Apr 05 04:19:55.693 + 0.008 +/- 0.146 secs

That one is in Italy, and I'm in California.

					Fred Wright