[ntp:questions] Important Bugfix for NTP for Windows Installer (Fluxcap)

Heiko Gerstung heiko.gerstung_removeme_ at meinberg.de
Tue Oct 31 15:07:19 UTC 2006

Hi Windows Users!

Here are some important news regarding the "Fluxcap" release of our NTP
Installer. Due to a memory leak that can affect Windows machines running
"Fluxcap" we strongly recommend to update your installation to "Fluxcap
V2" instead.

We did not receive any bug reports from end users, it may happen that
only specific software/hardware configurations are affected.

Here is the original announcement from our website:
> The new "Fluxcap V2" version of the NTP-Installer for Windows
> includes a bug fix that deals with a memory leak in the old "Fluxcap"
> version. All users currently running the "Fluxcap" version should
> update their NTP installation as soon as possible. The fixed "Fluxcap
> V2" can be obtained from Meinberg's NTP download page.
> The "Fluxcap" memory affects several Windows versions and causes
> NTPD.EXE to reserve a 4KB memory block for every client packet it
> receives. This block is not freed correctly afterwards and,
> especially on systems that are seldomly rebooted (like servers), this
> consumes a lot of memory after some time.
> If you have any questions or need additional support, please contact
> us at ntp-support at meinberg.de .
(from http://www.meinberg.de/english/news/news_061031-70.htm)

As stated above, please contact me directly or use our NTP support mail 
address (ntp-support at meinberg.de) in case you have any additional 
questions or need assistance.

Best regards,

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