[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd on Windows XP

Kemal Oral CANSIZLAR ocansizlar at comcast.net
Tue Mar 22 19:00:32 UTC 2005

"Darren Dunham" <ddunham at redwood.taos.com> wrote in message 
news:lKZ%d.386$FN4.287 at newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> 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.

Thanks alot, I forgot to append "burst" "iburst" commands, now it functions 
as I expected.

>> 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...
> Yes.
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