[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 05:27:49 UTC 2007

David J Taylor wrote:
> Heiko Gerstung wrote:
>> Hi Gurus of Time!
>> I am very happy to announce that we just released a new stable
>> version of our NTP Installer for Windows, including ntp-4.2.4p3 and
>> openssl-0.9.8e.
> []
>> Best Regards,
>>  Heiko
> Heiko,
> There /may/ be another issue with Windows 2000, in that NTP is
> producing event-log messages about not being able to write
> ntp.drift.TEMP.  I checked the ntp.drift (actually in \WinNT\ in this
> installation) and it didn't have a permissions entry for the ntp
> account, so I have now changed the permissions to all-users, full
> control.  It's about 30 minutes before the next error message is due,
> so I'll try and check back then....
> No, it seems to still want to write to ntp.drift.TEMP rather than
> ntp.drift, so I've started NTP after checking the permissions on
> ntp.drift.  Check back in just over an hour....
> Well, now it /is/ writing to ntp.drift.TEMP, but seem to have deleted
> the file ntp.drift.  I don't understand this behaviour.
> Version:
>  ntpd 4.2.4p3-RC1 at foehr-o Jun 29 13:52:39 (UTC+02:00) 2007  (10)
> Cheers,
> David

[Danny - you keep writing to me by e-mail, and not on the 
comp.protocols.time.ntp.  Is the gateway broken?]

> Please post the actual error message from the event log rather than
> just describing it. It's hard to track down without the text.
> Danny

Danny, here is the error message - I didn't post it as it didn't seem very 

"can't open E:\WINNT\ntp.drift.TEMP: Input/output error"


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