[ntp:questions] New Windows NTP Installer available

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Tue Jul 31 07:29:07 UTC 2007


gldickens3 <gldickens3 at gmail.com> writes:

> On Jul 27, 11:03 am, "David J Taylor" <david-tay... at blueyonder.not-
> this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk> wrote:
> > gldickens3 wrote:
> >
> >
> > > As soon as I changed time server host
> > > name to IP addresses in my ntp.conf file then all time servers were
> > > then used on the initial boot of my machine.  Problem solved!
> >
> > Should NTP have a dependency on DNS being working, before the NTP service
> > starts?
> 
> Ideally, yes.  However, I think that it is fine the way that it is as
> if a special note is included in an FAQ somewhere that says that IP
> addresses should be used instead of host names in order for the ntpd
> service to work properly on initial Windows boot up.

But you can also define service-dependencies in recent Windows releases. The
only question is: What's the name of the service to wait for, and if it's
know, is it i18nd (Internationalizationed)?

> 
> Heiko said:
> > I fixed that and uploaded a new version of
> > the foehr installer without bumping the version number. You can see that you
> > have the fixed version by looking at the digital signature which should be dated
> > July, 27th 2007 ... If you have a signature from yesterday, it is the first
> > version which still includes this bug.
> 
> I downloaded and ran the new installer and it works fine now. Thanks!
> 
> FYI,
> 
> Gordon




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