[time-nuts] NTP problem on Windows

Joseph Gray jgray at zianet.com
Thu May 17 01:35:16 EDT 2007

I use Linux as well as Windows, where appropriate. In this case, I did not 
reboot the Windows system in question. I only restarted the NTP service, 
which is a port of the opensource NTP daemon by Meinberg. I know Windows 
bashing is a popular sport, but in this case, I don't think it is 
applicable. Over the years, I have had problems on Linux systems as well.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rasputin Novgorod" <priapulus at yahoo.com>
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement" 
<time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 10:36 PM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] NTP problem on Windows

> --- Joseph Gray <jgray at zianet.com> wrote:
>> As a test, I just restarted the NTP service on the PC that was off.
>> It is now keeping the correct time. Strange.
> Not so strange.
> I routinely reboot all of our Windows machines; otherwise
> they become flaky and unreliable. Win 98 needed to be
> done about twice a day or they'd crash. Win 2000 will often
> last several days. Linux boxes never need rebooting...
> /b
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