[ntp:questions] New Windows NTP Installer available
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.not-this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk
Tue Jul 31 07:59:20 UTC 2007
Ulrich Windl wrote:
> Why not use %USERPROFILE% instead of "%SystemRoot% for state
> There may be also %TMP% or %TEMP% defined. UNIX users always make a
> difference between program directories (which may be shared
> read-only) and
> data directories which should be writable and private).
Oh, I agree, but on this system had:
and I was simply doing an upgrade on what I thought was a working system.
>> 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....
> AFAIK: if the temporary file is removed, so are your ACLs.
So I've added the user "ntp" with full access rights to %windir% and it's
OK now. On this particular box, security isn't /that/ critical. A fresh
installation would probably have done everything properly, and would have
been a better choice for that system.
Thanks for your comments, Ulrich.
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