[ntp:questions] ntpd.exe fails, while its NT service continues to run

nicough at gmail.com nicough at gmail.com
Sun Feb 11 02:39:59 UTC 2007

Problem: ntpd.exe fails and is not active, even though ntpd NT service
is running.

ntp.log displays
10 Feb 22:29:00 ntpd.exe[5484]: The Network Time Protocol Service has
10 Feb 22:29:15 ntpd.exe[4924]: synchronized to, stratum
10 Feb 23:16:01 ntpd.exe[4924]: IO Completion Error: The network
location cannot be reached. For information about network
troubleshooting, see Windows Help.
11 Feb 09:25:23 ntpd.exe[4924]: no servers reachable

Neither statsdir or logfile show any further activity after network

# ntp.conf
driftfile "C:\Program Files\NTP\etc\ntp.drift"
logfile "C:\Program Files\NTP\etc\ntp.log"
fudge stratum 12
server ntp.massey.ac.nz iburst minpoll 4 maxpoll 5
statsdir "C:\Program Files\NTP\etc\"
filegen loopstats file loopstats type day enable

Is there some way to keep ntpd.exe alive and active, even after a
network failure?
Surely I don't have to stop and restart the NT service periodically?


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