[ntp:questions] Re: Local NTP for 5 Subnets

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Fri Feb 24 13:10:35 UTC 2006

Maarten Wiltink wrote:
> "Danny Mayer" <mayer at ntp.isc.org> wrote in message
> news:43FE7A47.4030204 at ntp.isc.org...
>> Maarten Wiltink wrote:
>>> [...] Unix tends to start daemons through scripts that you can edit,
>>> so you can easily make it run ntpdate before starting ntpd, or you
>>> can add the "-g" parameter to ntpd which does much the same thing.
>>> Windows is more awkward; there are no scripts and it's harder to get
>>> the parameter passed. ...
>> Actually, that's not true. Martin was able to figure it out last year
>> so you can now include -g in the service and have it used.
> I applaud and thank Martin for his efforts, but note that I said
> "harder". Not "impossible".

My new GUI installer will take care of that for you. I believe that the
Meinberg installer does the same thing but I haven't used it.

> I do consider it more awkward in Windows. No easily edited[0] scripts
> are involved in starting and stopping services, and the GUI service
> manager has an editbox for parameters to the executable... but it
> doesn't work. IIRC you have to add the parameters directly to the
> command line, which is labeled "path to executable" and is only
> _displayed_ in a read-only textbox. So you have to make changes in
> the registry, which always makes people go "Oi! Be careful!".

There are only a few places in the registry where the warning really
applies, so Microsoft says so for every place.


> Groetjes,
> Maarten Wiltink
> [0] Though hard to find if you don't know where to look. This is a
>     constant over all software.

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