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Thursday, 11 September 2008

Repair FreeTimeSync by configuring a new time server

FreeTimeSync
FreeTimeSync has been replaced by a new program: FreeTimeBox. FreeTimeBox does everything FreeTimeSync does, and more than that. Click here for details.

FreeTimeSync makes sure your Symbian phone really knows what time it is. It connects to an internet time server to synchronise your mobile phone clock with the time of ntps1-1.cs.tu-berlin.de.

If you don't trust their accuracy you can connect to any other time server you like.

If you trust their accuracy, it may still be a good idea to click on "options" and to select "set time server IP," because the time server IP address that comes with the default FreeTimeSync installation may be out of date.

Fortunately there are a lot of time servers to choose from. NIST has a list of NIST Internet Time Service IP addresses, and Microsoft has posted a list of time server IP addresses from all over the planet.

So if FeeTimeSync gives you timeouts or other errors when you try to set your mobile clock, just feed it a new time server IP address.

Of course it would be a lot easier if FreeTimeSync could handle time server URLs instead of just IP addresses. Maybe in a future vesion?

• FreeTimeSync from junnikokuki (obsolete)

NIST time server list
List of time server addresses at microsoft.com

FreeTimeSync has been replaced by a new program: FreeTimeBox. FreeTimeBox does everything FreeTimeSync does, and more than that. Click here for details.


2 comments:

David said...

a better resource for choosing a public NTP server would be:

NTP Pool Project http://www.pool.ntp.org/

the resources listed there are just perfect for use by FreeTimeSync clients.

symbianism said...

You need to feed an IP address to FreeTimeSync. pool.ntp.org lists URLs, not IP addresses. The problem with the pool.ntp.org addresses is that the IPs keep changing.