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Rule for Network-Time-Protocol ?

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Does anyone know how to setup a rule in Online Armor so time synchronization works? I know port 123 is a restricted port by default and when I set a rule to allow this port, it opens the port to all. I would like to be more specific but need to know the program name that acually executes...   

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It's implemented as a Windows service called W32Time. There should be no need to do anything to make it work. Online Armor is smart to know what this is.

 

A command line program to play with time is w32tm.exe.

 

No firewall I have ever tried or used ever needed to do anything for time synchronization to work.

 

I presume you mean time synchronization to an Internet NTP server like time-nist.gov or time.windows.com

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It's implemented as a Windows service called W32Time. There should be no need to do anything to make it work. Online Armor is smart to know what this is.

 

A command line program to play with time is w32tm.exe.

 

No firewall I have ever tried or used ever needed to do anything for time synchronization to work.

 

I presume you mean time synchronization to an Internet NTP server like time-nist.gov or time.windows.com

Yes you presume right! But when I try to sync up the time I get an error. when I shutdown online armor it works.... When I open the port to all in OA it  works....

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Try briefly going into OA standard mode and syncing time, then putting it back in advanced mode.

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You will find that there is a service "svchost -l LocalServices" started in your machine. This starts W32time amongst others.

 

I have a corresponding entry in Online Armour in the autoruns section that is allowed and trusted. I did not put it there. It came with the system.

 

How far off is your clock that you need to sync up? I once notice that if you are really off, the time server won't sync. But I mean really off. What NTP server do you try?

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Try briefly going into OA standard mode and syncing time, then putting it back in advanced mode.

That did work!!! Why would advanced mode block the sync??

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That did work!!! Why would advanced mode block the sync??

Advanced Mode is designed to block anything that you do not explicitly create a rule for.

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