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Windows 7: Time Servers

4 Weeks Ago   #1
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Time Servers

Hello,


All of a sudden all but two of the time-servers in my WebTime 2000 gadget have ceased to return any results other than mostly socket errors.


I have changed nothing and I'm rather reluctant to believe that all the world's time machines have changed their systems in some way.


Only Gaithersburg, MD and Uni Colorado, Boulder return the time now.


Puzzled.


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have found a great majority of the Windows 7 gadgets don't work anymore. And I read M$ doesn't use them anymore as they can be a security risk.
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
I have found a great majority of the Windows 7 gadgets don't work anymore. And I read M$ doesn't use them anymore as they can be a security risk.

Sorry, I meant 'gadget' as a general term. The 'gadget' is an installed programme called WebTime.
This has worked for decades, but suddenly stopped working with the majority of time-servers.


Regards


Cheemag
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Set your DNS to 1.1.1.1 & 1.0.0.1 see if that solves it
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Set your DNS to 1.1.1.1 & 1.0.0.1 see if that solves it

Thanks for your reply.


Should that be in Windows or in the router ?


I'll have a go.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It's a very fast DNS set in Windows and router
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Those DNS servers are Google. You can also check out OpenDNS which allows content filtering.
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
Those DNS servers are Google. You can also check out OpenDNS which allows content filtering.

Yikes !! So they'll be spying on every request I put in and no doubt tracking as well.


I'll change them back to 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 as they were before.



It made no difference anyway, most time servers are still returning errors.


Thanks for the warning about Google.
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

The dns isnt Google please check facts before posting
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, I just noticed that. 1.1.1.1 is CloudFlare. Many people recommend 8.8.8.8 which IS Google.
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