[ntp:questions] What is the best program for Windows XP?

Guy Macon "http://www.guymacon.com/" at ntp.isc.org
Sat Jun 30 00:43:16 UTC 2007

Danny Mayer wrote:

>The best free binary is available through Meinberg which includes an
>installer. They are just about to release a new version which got held
>up by a small bug in the NTP source code. I expect that they will be
>able to make the new version available next week now that the bug has
>been fixed.
>The binary will place almost no burden on the pool. You are querying the
>pool no more often that every 64 seconds early on and every 1024 seconds
>when it's settled down.
>See http://www.meinberg.de/english/sw/ntp.htm for Meinberg's download
>pages but I'd suggest you wait a few days before you download it so they
>can get the new version in place.

The above was posted on Sat, 23 Jun 2007.  I am writing this on 
Sat, 30 Jun 2007 -- a week later. 

http://www.ntp.org/downloads.html has these version numbers:

Current versions of NTP
Release      Version   Date
Production   4.2.4p3   2007/06/29
Development  4.2.5p57  2007/06/28

http://www.meinberg.de/english/sw/ntp.htm  has these version numbers:

ntp-4.2.0a at mbg-fluxcap-v2-o-win32-setup.exe NTP v4.2.0a,
NTP v4 stable development release ... This "stable" version 
is based on an old release (4.2.0a) that has been enhanced 
with a number of important Windows specific bugfixes.

ntp-4.2.0b at 1.1436mbg-xmas-o-win32-setup.exe NTP v4.2.0b,
NTP v4 tested development release ... A number of bug 
reports indicate that this version can cause instability 
on certain systems, a stable version is available for customers 
experiencing such a problem with this version. 

Am I wrong, or is Meinberg four versions behind?  
If so, is this a problem?

Guy Macon

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