[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd on Windows XP

Darren Dunham ddunham at redwood.taos.com
Tue Mar 22 18:46:41 UTC 2005

Kemal Oral CANSIZLAR <ocansizlar at comcast.net> wrote:
> Hello,

> I have a question regarding ntpd on Windows XP.

> I have successfully compiled and run Instsrv.exe to register ntpd as an NT 
> service.

> When service is run, even though the clock is several seconds off, it does 
> not initially STEP into correct time. I tried with "-g" parameter also at no 
> avail.

How long did you wait?  Once it determines which clocks are suitable for
synchronization, it should step.  With the default settings (no iburst)
this can take 3 to 4 minutes.

> Shouldnot ntpd first STEP and then SLEW the clock if it need be? And since 
> "several seconds" is more than the step threshold (=128msec), I expect to 
> see a large, coarse STEP initially and SLEW at the rest of the time...


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