[ntp:questions] help with setting up NTP on windows with a USB GPS

Dave Hart davehart at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 16:12:04 UTC 2009

On Nov 30, 3:51 pm, jack <j.jack.w... at gmail.com> wrote:
> NTP wouldn't start automatically. The system event log shows that NTP
> service was started repeatedly (I configured it so it restarts after
> initial failure) but it shuts down itself (message: NTP service is
> stopping with no message wrt why). It would stop if I start it
> manually. However, it will run if I open the serial port with
> Hyperterminal and the close it without doing anything else).  I am
> very puzzled.

If you download the debug ntpd.exe binary for the same version and
invoke it from a command prompt with trace logging cranked up, there's
a good chance the problem will be evident in the last lines of output:

ntpd -g -c \my\ntp.conf -M -D5

Dave Hart

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