[ntp:questions] Re: w32time help

Paulers paulers at cox.net
Mon Oct 27 16:35:04 UTC 2003


mayer at gis.net (Danny Mayer) wrote in message news:<3a2a0492.0310231328.336f7211 at posting.google.com>...
> 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

I don't have access to the ntp source so I have no idea what it's time
is set too. How do I make the adjustment without know ing this
information. To set the clocks UTC time, I just double click on the
clock in the taskbar and adjust it right? Sorry if those are stupid
questions.



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