[ntp:questions] Can anyone interpret these loopstats?

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.not-this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk
Mon Nov 26 09:29:17 UTC 2007

Maarten Wiltink wrote:
> "David J Taylor"
> <david-taylor at blueyonder.not-this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk> wrote in
> message news:5RI1j.52262$c_1.25697 at text.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>> Maarten Wiltink wrote:
>>> There's an environment variable 'RANDFILE' on my system with a
>>> likely- looking path. OTOH, it may be for PuTTY.
>> Thanks, Maarten.  Nothing like that on Windows, it appears.
> That _was_ on Windows.
> In response to Danny's remark about the account the NTP daemon runs
> under: yes, you're right and I hadn't spotted that - but there are
> per-user and systemwide environment variables and this one was indeed
> set systemwide to %systemroot%/system32/drivers/etc/.rnd.
> Groetjes,
> Maarten Wiltink

As I should have written "Nothing like that on my Windows, it appears". 
But, yes, it's in the docs somewhere.

It begs the question: should the RANDFILE environment variable be 
something which Meinberg's installer defines, if it is not otherwise set?


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