[ntp:questions] Re: Freeware for NTP time synchronization under Windows?

Terje Mathisen terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com
Tue Oct 19 22:10:35 UTC 2004


Steve Kostecke wrote:

> On 2004-10-19, Tapio Sokura <oh2kku at iki.fi> wrote:
>>[ntpd] doesn't handle IP addresses changing under it while it is
>>running,
> 
> It is true that ntpd does not currently detect interface address
> changes. One solution, which is trivial to implement on an OS which
> provides decent scripting facilities, is to this is to restart ntpd when
> your interface address changes.

I do this with a perl script running as a service on my laptop.

Yeah, I know this is horrible overkill for something that could have 
been handled with a 2KB asm program, but it was _very_ quick to write & 
test. :-)

>>What I meant to say is this: ntpd is excellent for servers and
>>workstations that are always connected to an IP network with a stable
>>IP address, but not optimal for "road warriors".
> 
> ntpd may not be the best solution for everyone. But there is no
> requirement that you have a static IP address to use it. With a bit of
> work you can use ntpd on systems with dynamic IP addresses, too.

Right.

Terje

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