[ntp:questions] Re: w32time help

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Thu Oct 23 21:25:05 UTC 2003

Terje Mathisen <terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com> wrote in message news:<bn7rg3$a8p$1 at osl016lin.hda.hydro.com>...
> Paulers wrote:
> > Ok I went to ntp.org and Installed the nt port of ntpd and I am having
> > this issue. I have the file "ntp.conf" located in c:\winnt\ but event
> > viewer is complaining
> > 
> > getconfig: Couldn't open <C:\WINNT\ntp.conf>
> This is a spurious error msg, in that ntpd will very happily read the 
> ntp.conf file there, it just logs a complaint each time it does so.
> Some of us disagree with the decision to include that error log, but it 
> isn't important.

I need to fix that when I get a moment. It's silly and doesn't do anything
useful for you. I change it to just log where it's reading the file.

> > 
> > I have tried recycling the service but it still complains every time I
> > do. I also tried putting it in c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc and it
> > does the same thing. Any suggestions?
Has nothing to do with the service.

> Keeping it in the last directory _only_ should avoid the log entry.
> Have you tried to see if it is working?
> ntpd -p

Do you mean ntpd -n -l stdout?

You can't use -p by itself in a Windows environment as it normally runs
as a service.


> Terje

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