[ntp:questions] VMS/UCX build?
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Nov 25 00:16:45 UTC 2003
I'm running VMS V6.2-1H3 and DEC TCPIP Services (UCX) V4.2 ECO Level 5
on three DEC Alphas. I can't upgrade because I have to run software
that is not supported at more recent versions.
The NTP implementation in UCX 4.2 appears seriously broken; one of the
three clocks loses about 15 seconds a week! The other two only lose
three or four seconds a week. In addition, there are no utilities such
as ntpq, ntpdc, or ntpdate. I do have four systems running VMS 7.2-1
and TCPIP Services 5.1 that are working just fine in spite of a path to
the internet that runs from New Jersey to Missouri, to Massachusetts
before ever getting near an internet NTP server.
I'd like to try a later version of NTP. I've downloaded the V4.2
distribution but although the documentation mentions VMS, the build
seems to require Unix tools (configure, etc.) that are not available for
VMS. I do have a version of "make" that runs on VMS but I don't think
it understands the syntax of the make.in and make.am files in the
Does anyone have a script or directions to build it by hand?
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