[ntp:questions] Re: NTPD on Windows NT4

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk.invalid
Fri Aug 12 14:11:06 UTC 2005

derek.flake at bell.ca wrote:
> Hi,
> That clk_fault error in event viewer seems to be expected in a Windows
> environment, I was told to ignore it.
> It looks like you just can't connect to any of your servers.  Can you
> ping them?  Try using the IP of the servers in the conf file...

I don't recall ever seeing a clk_fault error with Windows NT4, 2000 or 
XP - perhaps I have been lucky?  For Windows NT4, my own ntpd.conf reads:

driftfile %windir%\ntp.drift        # path for drift file
# Pool servers
server 0.uk.pool.ntp.org  iburst
server 1.uk.pool.ntp.org  iburst
server 2.uk.pool.ntp.org  iburst
server 3.uk.pool.ntp.org  iburst
server 4.uk.pool.ntp.org  iburst
# The local clock as a last resort
fudge stratum 10

Anders, I'm in the UK and use the "pool" servers.  From the command-line, 
you can see if the servers you want are reachable with a command like:

  C:\>  ntpq  -p  ntp2.sp.se

That name appears not to resolve here, not does ntp.lth.se.  Try using the 
plain pool servers:

server 0.pool.ntp.org  iburst
server 1.pool.ntp.org  iburst
server 2.pool.ntp.org  iburst

just to see if you can get started.


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