[ntp:questions] Re: w32time help

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Fri Oct 24 07:23:55 UTC 2003

Danny Mayer wrote:

> 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.

Wouldn't it be a good idea to put the location of the actually loaded
ntp.conf file into a registry key under the service path? E.g. there's
already the ImagePath registry key which shows from where the ntpd binary
has been loaded.

This would enable a kind of GUI configuration tool to easily locate and edit
the configuration file.



Martin Burnicki

Meinberg Funkuhren
Bad Pyrmont

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