[ntp:questions] Re: ntp startup behaviour under Windows

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Sun Aug 20 10:59:16 UTC 2006

Danny Mayer wrote:
> John Allen wrote:
>> I've been looking into the startup behaviour of ntp under Windows.
>> I'm running ntp 4.2.0b from the Meinberg distribution as a service
>> under Windows XP SP2.
>> I've noticed that if the log file is enabled in ntp.conf, then ntp
>> errors do not show up as events in the Windows Event Viewer. Is this
>> the expected behaviour? I would have expected to see the errors both
>> in the log file (where they are visible) and also in the Event
>> Viewer.
> Yes. The current design of the logging can only send the messages to
> one place. This is no different to doing this on Unix. To do anything
> else would require that we implement something like the BIND 9
> logging and then you would be specifying mulitple logging streams in
> the configuration file.
> Is there a need for this? I don't see this as a high-priority
> requirement.
> Danny

Is it that complex?  Can't the event logger module simply chain a call to 
the file logger module?

To me it would fall into the "nice" but not "essential" category.  I'd put 
a higher priority on fixing the hangs in the Windows version of ntpq -p.


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