[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:
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> 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

Danny,

Thanks for that.


Heiko,

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?

Thanks,
David 





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