[ntp:questions] Re: Windows timekeeping - sudden degradation- why?

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Tue Dec 13 17:44:55 UTC 2005


David J Taylor wrote:
> Danny Mayer wrote:
> 
>>David J Taylor wrote:
>>
>>>At the moment, the path for NTP is shown as:
>>>
>>>  C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntpd.exe
>>>
>>>whereas if I wish to include the new -M parameter, I would need to
>>>alter the path to:
>>>
>>>  C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntpd.exe  -M
>>>
>>>A simple "yes" is I hope all the answer I need!
>>
>>Yes.
>>
>>Danny
> 
> 
> Thanks, Danny.  I'm now testing Martin's version.
> 
> One thing I did note is that the existing ntpd software doesn't work if 
> that parameter is present, but when it closes it doesn't leave a message 
> in the event log saying why it has failed to initialise.  It would be help 
> to have a message like "Unrecognised parameter found on command-line" or 
> something like that.
> 
> David 
> 
Yes. Please file a bug report since it should log an error somewhere.
The current behavior is to print the usage to stderr which is not useful
for either a service or a daemon which has nowhere to put it out.

Danny



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