[ntp:questions] NT binaries for ntp-4.2.0

Terje Mathisen terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com
Fri Oct 17 07:30:21 UTC 2003

As usual, I've built and uploaded NT binaries for the new ntp release:


This version also includes the required openssl libraries.


If you are going to install ntp for the first time, the easiest method 
is to first download the version that includes an InstallShield script:


Install this version, accepting the defaults, and enter at least one 
server in the ntp.conf file.

(If you have previously installed NTP, you can start here!)

Next, open a Command Prompt and stop the NTP service:

NET STOP NetworkTimeProtocol

Extract the binaries from ntp-4.2.0-nt.zip on top of those previously 
installed (usually located in C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32 or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32).

Restart the service:

NET START NetworkTimeProtocol

Finally, verify that it is working by using the NTPQ program:

ntpq -p

This should shortly (within about 5 minutes) result in a list of the 
servers included in the ntp.conf file, with a '*' mark in front of one 
of them. This means that NTP is synchronized.

For more info, see the official documentation at <http://www.ntp.org/>!

- <Terje.Mathisen at hda.hydro.com>
"almost all programming can be viewed as an exercise in caching"

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