[ntp:questions] Re: NTPD on Win XP problem

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Tue Oct 21 01:10:04 UTC 2003

David Mitchell <nntp at mitchdj.globalnet.co.uk> wrote in message news:<kmj0pvs6ko4e785um11mft048idb087hqj at 4ax.com>...
> Thanks to Danny & Dave for their help....
> It seems to be a problem with DNS lookup (possibly only on XP!) - if I
> specify an NTP server by IP address everything works fine (using
> 4.2.0), if I specify either uk.pool.ntp.org or a hostname then the
> servers are duplicated in the ntpq output (and I also get 'runt
> response received 0 bytes' messages in the system log).  What is
> curious is that NO dns lookup packets go out on the wire so it seems
> to be an issue even with cached names.   I tried turning off the XP
> DNS client service (as suggested) with no effect.  Using 4.1.80-rc1
> the symptoms seemed to be different in that the servers seemed to
> 'stick' in INIT mode or go into 'STEP' mode and not come out again!
> I couldn't  run ntpd in debug mode as it came back with 'no -DDEBUG
> option specified' - I am using the precooked NT versions from Terje's
> web site...

Please file a bug report with bugzilla so we can track this. I don't have
any time to look into this right now, but it's essential to get it into


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