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

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk.invalid
Fri Jan 6 08:42:22 UTC 2006


Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> Danny Mayer wrote:
>
>> David J Taylor wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Danny Mayer wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> David J Taylor wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> 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.
>>>>>
>>>>> David
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> Danny
>>>>
>>>>
>>> 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?"
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> David
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> In my opinion, info. It's just telling you what it did. There's
>> nothing wrong with that since it's the intended behavior.
>>
>> 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.

That's my view as well.  If there are constant time jumps (after the first 
at startup), either the clock is too far off or the system is not set up 
correctly.

David 





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