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

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Jan 5 22:27:33 UTC 2006


Danny Mayer wrote:

>David J Taylor wrote:
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>>Danny Mayer wrote:
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>>>David J Taylor wrote:
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>>>>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.
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>>>>David
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>>>Actually it does. Errors are log as event ID of 1, Info to 3, and
>>>warnings to 2. We could add categories but the syslog calls would need
>>>to be changed too. That's actually quite a bit of work. I usually see
>>>event IDs 1 and 3.
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>>>Danny
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>>Oh, thanks for that, Danny.  It looks like I'm only seeing "info" events, 
>>so only "normal" operation - which is how it should be!  I guess my 
>>follow-on question might be: "Should time resets (except immediately after 
>>start-up) be "info" or "warning" level?"
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>>Cheers,
>>David 
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>In my opinion, info. It's just telling you what it did. There's nothing
>wrong with that since it's the intended behavior.
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>Danny
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Doesn't the very fact that it found it necessary to reset the time 
indicate some sort of a problem?    If everything were working as 
designed ntpd should be tweaking the fine tuning knob instead of 
wrenching the clock hands around.




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