[ntp:questions] Re: W2003 Server SP2 Problems with W32TM

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Wed Oct 11 11:47:08 UTC 2006

Heiko Gerstung wrote:
> Danny Mayer schrieb:
>> Eugen COCA wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I've tested a W2k3 box time synchronization by setting the server using
>>> the command line:
>>> net time /setsntp:time.usv.ro
>>> net stop w32time
>>> net start w32time
>> The fact that you had to stop and start the service indicates how badly
>> the net time interface was written. It doesn't take much to write code
>> update information in the registry and then notify the service to go
>> reread it and act accordingly.
> Is this possible with ntpd? I mean, applying changes to ntp.conf and
> then tell the daemon/service to re-read its configuration file? I would
> really love to see such a feature ... :-)

It's much harder to do with ntpd. Writing and reading registry bits is
easy. ntpd has to deal with a lot of different platforms, but yes it is
one of the things we would like to implement.

>> If it was working before why wouldn't it work now? I know, that's a
>> question for Microsoft.
> They are still trying to figure out why it worked ;-)

Microsoft is?


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