[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd on Windows XP

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Wed Mar 23 05:31:48 UTC 2005


Kemal Oral CANSIZLAR wrote:

>"Darren Dunham" <ddunham at redwood.taos.com> wrote in message 
>news:lKZ%d.386$FN4.287 at newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
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>>Kemal Oral CANSIZLAR <ocansizlar at comcast.net> wrote:
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>>>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.
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>>>
>>>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.
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>Thanks alot, I forgot to append "burst" "iburst" commands, now it functions 
>as I expected.
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Please don't use burst!!!   iburst and only iburst is what you need.

burst causes ntpd to send eight requests at two second intervals at each 
poll interval.  This places eight times the normal load on the server 
and is a very unfriendly thing to do!!!!




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