[ntp:questions] Re: New NTP version for Windows with GUI setup available

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Wed Jan 4 16:37:25 UTC 2006


David J Taylor wrote:
> Martin Burnicki wrote:
> []
>> There are still some pieces of code in the NTP package where this
>> extra handling for Windows has not yet been implemented and thus
>> needs some cleanup.
>> Martin
> Just a small point, but it would be nice if ntpd used the event number ID
> on Windows as well.  At the moment, all events have an event ID of 3,
> whereas there could be different numbers for (say) startup, shutdown, time
> resets, change of sync source, initialisation messages etc.  The Windows
> event viewer allows you to filter by event ID.

You're right, that would be a good idea for the Windows version. 

However, this would require an additional bunch of changes since every log
message had to be assigned a number, and the whole logging stuff which is
used under a bunch of operating systems had to be modified or rewritten.

Remember, most of the core developers are Unix people ;-))

Martin Burnicki

Meinberg Funkuhren
Bad Pyrmont

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