[ntp:questions] Can anyone interpret these loopstats?

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Fri Nov 23 21:36:39 UTC 2007

"rtxo" <gnu at localhost.wraith.sf.ca.us> wrote in message
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> David J Taylor wrote:

>> In the event log NTP is showing errors: "Unable to initialise the .rnd
>> file", but I don't think that's key to the operation of NTP itself.
>> The NTP service shows as running, and the W32time service as stopped.

> You could find a GNU/linux or freebsd system with openssl installed:
> # openssl rand 1024 > x
> ...then move the file "x" to someplace your "other os" ntp can find it
> with the name "dot rnd" (not sure if you can specify another name).

There's an environment variable 'RANDFILE' on my system with a likely-
looking path. OTOH, it may be for PuTTY.

Maarten Wiltink

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