[ntp:questions] Release Candidate for new Windows Installer(4.2.4p3-RC1)

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Sun Jul 1 04:06:27 UTC 2007

David J Taylor wrote:
> Heiko Gerstung wrote:
>> Hi there!
>> I uploaded a new version of the Windows Installer to our webserver,
>> including the brand new 4.2.4p3-RC1 version of NTP. This is a release 
>> candidate
>> version, I ask everybody to carefully test this release and let me
>> know if you experience any glitches or errors. Please do not use it
>> in life systems or production environments (no, not even in your
>> local nuclear power plant controlling system!).
>> This version includes the fix for bug #527 which prevented us from
>> releasing a new stable version of ntpd for Windows for several
>> months. The only special modification I added was a small fix that
>> lets NT4 SP6 clients run this version as well (although Autokey might
>> not work on NT4 machines).
>> The new release will be called "foehr", simply because Foehr (in
>> German: Föhr) is a nice island in the Northern Sea
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%B6hr) and exactly the place where I 
>> will spend two weeks of vacation
>> (starting on Monday) ... hopefully chilling on the beach with my
>> laptop and a decent wifi connection at hand :-)
>> Please download the new installer version from here:
>> http://www.meinberg.de/download/ntp/windows/experimental/ntp-4.2.4p3-RC1@foehr-o-win32-setup.exe
>> And please do not link to this URL, I will remove this file as soon
>> as I returned from vacation and created a new, official stable release.
>> That one will be downloadable from our regular NTP download page at
>> http://www.meinberg.de/english/sw/ntp.htm
>> As usual, you can contact me or my colleagues at Meinberg if you face
>> any difficulties with the installer or NTP on Windows machines.
>> Please contact ntp-support at meinberg.de !
>> Best Regards,
>>  Heiko
> Heiko,
> Many thanks for making this version available.
> This release seems to be OK on Windows 2000 Prof, Windows XP Home and 
> Prof, but still has problems with Windows NT 4 SP 6 Server.  On NT 4, the 
> initial connection is made only to a server on the LAN, and not to the 
> servers on the Internet.  NTP then says synced to that local server.  A 
> few minutes later, that server shows with a reach of 370.  Then 360. 
> However, about 12 - 14 minutes after starting, a "No servers reachable" 
> message is logged in the Event log, and an ntpq -p shows that ntpd is no 
> longer synced.  Reach is then 0.

Please file a bug report specifying NT 4.0 though I have almost no way
of figuring out what the problem is since NT 4.0 is very obsolete at
this point in time and I no longer have an NT 4.0 system.


> Cheers,
> David 

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