[ntp:questions] Re: w32time help

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Thu Oct 23 21:35:04 UTC 2003


paulers at cox.net (Paulers) wrote in message news:<78f80819.0310230645.239e3701 at posting.google.com>...
> 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 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?
> > 
> > Keeping it in the last directory _only_ should avoid the log entry.
> > 
> > Have you tried to see if it is working?
> > 
> > ntpd -p
> > 
> > Terje
> 
> Ok then somethins else is wrong becasue if I leave the service alone
> for a while the service will stop on its own.  The last entry in the
> event log is this error message
> 
> time correction of -4044 seconds exceeds sanity limit (1000); set
> clock manually to the correct UTC time.
> 
> then the service stops. Does this mean that it is working but it can't
> adjust because its too far off or something?

Stop the service. Adjust the clock to approximately the right time and
then restart the service. It's too much for ntpd to deal with. You also
need to ask yourself why it was off more than 1 hour.

Danny

Danny



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