[ntp:questions] New Windows NTP Installer available

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.not-this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk
Mon Jul 30 05:32:10 UTC 2007

David J Taylor wrote:
> Should NTP have a dependency on DNS being working, before the NTP
> service starts?  IIRC, it does depend on TCP being running, but it
> looks as if that isn't enough.  It's as if it should depend on the
> DNS service being running, but of course many PCs don't run DNS as a
> service.....

Another Danny Meyer e-mail response:

> You can add a dependency on the DNS client service for NTP by adding
> this to the service on Windows. I assume that the installer doesn't do
> this. There is obviously a dependency on being able to resolve names
> if you use that in your configuration file. Note that the DNS server
> also needs to be running as the DNS client needs to contact the
> server to resolve names.
> Danny


Thanks for that.


Could you check what service dependancies should be set, especially for 
those of use who want to use names rather than IP numbers for our servers?


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