[ntp:questions] Re: VMS/UCX build?

Dave Gudewicz k9jdk at NOSPAMarrl.net
Tue Nov 25 01:20:24 UTC 2003

You might want to post this at comp.os.vms.

"Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote in message
news:Gc6dnb5DPJDzAl-i4p2dnA at comcast.com...
> 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
> distribution.
> Does anyone have a script or directions to build it by hand?
> Thanks,
> Richard Gilbert

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