Where is the log file? - NTP

This is a discussion on Where is the log file? - NTP ; Alan wrote: > Heiko, > Thanks. That did it. I`m still getting used to all of > Vista`s new twists. Alan > > On Jun 16, 3:38 am, Heiko Gerstung > wrote: >> Alan, >> >> under Vista you need ...

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  1. Re: Where is the log file?

    Alan wrote:
    > Heiko,
    > Thanks. That did it. I`m still getting used to all of
    > Vista`s new twists. Alan
    >
    > On Jun 16, 3:38 am, Heiko Gerstung
    > wrote:
    >> Alan,
    >>
    >> under Vista you need to run the batch files with administrative rights.
    >> From the start menu you can just right-click the corresponding batch
    >> file entry and choose "Run as Administrator" which will present you the
    >> famous Vista "Do you really really REALLY want to do this?" dialogue ...
    >>
    >> Best Regards,
    >> Heiko


    Why would you need a batch file?

    Danny

  2. Re: Where is the log file?

    Danny Mayer wrote:
    > Alan wrote:
    >> Heiko,
    >> Thanks. That did it. I`m still getting used to all of
    >> Vista`s new twists. Alan
    >>
    >> On Jun 16, 3:38 am, Heiko Gerstung
    >> wrote:
    >>> Alan,
    >>>
    >>> under Vista you need to run the batch files with administrative
    >>> rights. From the start menu you can just right-click the
    >>> corresponding batch file entry and choose "Run as Administrator"
    >>> which will present you the famous Vista "Do you really really
    >>> REALLY want to do this?" dialogue ...
    >>>
    >>> Best Regards,
    >>> Heiko

    >
    > Why would you need a batch file?
    >
    > Danny


    Presumably, Danny, it's easier for some people to have a "click here"
    icon, than to have to go:

    - Start, Administrative Tools, Services.

    - Scroll down to select "Network Time Protocol"

    and press the "Stop", "Start" or "Restart" buttons.

    Cheers,
    David



  3. Re: Where is the log file?

    Alan wrote:
    > The Windows Event log shows an error, "Unable to initialize .rnd
    > file":
    >
    > Log Name: Application
    > Source: NTP
    > Date: 6/17/2008 7:57:31 PM
    > Event ID: 1
    > Task Category: None
    > Level: Error
    > Keywords: Classic
    > User: N/A
    > Description:
    > Unable to initialize .rnd file
    >
    > Anybody know what this means on Vista? Thanks, Alan


    This has nothing to do with Vista. This has to do with OpenSSL. It needs
    to create a seed file called .rnd. I forget where it puts it but I did
    document this behavior in the winnt.html file.

    Danny

  4. Re: Where is the log file?

    Danny Mayer wrote:

    >
    > This has nothing to do with Vista. This has to do with OpenSSL. It needs
    > to create a seed file called .rnd. I forget where it puts it but I did
    > document this behavior in the winnt.html file.


    Although the error message isn't about a function of Vista, it is a
    result of using Vista, because the default location of the file is
    somewhere that Vista considers a protected location.

  5. Re: Where is the log file?

    David Woolley wrote:
    > Danny Mayer wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> This has nothing to do with Vista. This has to do with OpenSSL. It
    >> needs to create a seed file called .rnd. I forget where it puts it
    >> but I did document this behavior in the winnt.html file.

    >
    > Although the error message isn't about a function of Vista, it is a
    > result of using Vista, because the default location of the file is
    > somewhere that Vista considers a protected location.


    ... and a function of incorrect options for OpenSSL. I don't believe that
    writing to the root of the system disk should be considered good practice
    in any OS.

    Cheers,
    David



  6. Re: Where is the log file?

    David J Taylor wrote:

    > .. and a function of incorrect options for OpenSSL. I don't believe that
    > writing to the root of the system disk should be considered good practice
    > in any OS.

    Actually the OS (including previous incarnations ) we seem to talk about
    has established about every bad practice thinkable to boot and
    active denial of doing the "Right Thing".

    Most of these things are imho a platform and not an application
    problem. (though you will now have to fix the app)


    uwe



  7. Re: Where is the log file?

    David J Taylor wrote:
    > Danny Mayer wrote:
    >> Alan wrote:
    >>> Heiko,
    >>> Thanks. That did it. I`m still getting used to all of
    >>> Vista`s new twists. Alan
    >>>
    >>> On Jun 16, 3:38 am, Heiko Gerstung
    >>> wrote:
    >>>> Alan,
    >>>>
    >>>> under Vista you need to run the batch files with administrative
    >>>> rights. From the start menu you can just right-click the
    >>>> corresponding batch file entry and choose "Run as Administrator"
    >>>> which will present you the famous Vista "Do you really really
    >>>> REALLY want to do this?" dialogue ...
    >>>>
    >>>> Best Regards,
    >>>> Heiko

    >> Why would you need a batch file?
    >>
    >> Danny

    >
    > Presumably, Danny, it's easier for some people to have a "click here"
    > icon, than to have to go:
    >
    > - Start, Administrative Tools, Services.
    >
    > - Scroll down to select "Network Time Protocol"
    >
    > and press the "Stop", "Start" or "Restart" buttons.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > David


    Just use:
    net start ntpd
    which doesn't require a batch file.

    Danny

  8. Re: Where is the log file?

    Danny,

    Danny Mayer wrote:
    > David J Taylor wrote:
    >> Danny Mayer wrote:
    >>> Why would you need a batch file?
    >>>
    >>> Danny

    >>
    >> Presumably, Danny, it's easier for some people to have a "click here"
    >> icon, than to have to go:
    >>
    >> - Start, Administrative Tools, Services.
    >>
    >> - Scroll down to select "Network Time Protocol"
    >>
    >> and press the "Stop", "Start" or "Restart" buttons.
    >>
    >> Cheers,
    >> David

    >
    > Just use:
    > net start ntpd
    > which doesn't require a batch file.
    >
    > Danny


    That's exactly what the batch file does.

    AFAIK Heiko (who is currently on holiday) has added those batch files just
    to be able to simplify running those commands from a start menu entry (as
    already mentioned by David).

    Anyway, it the user account does not have sufficient rights then typing "net
    start ntp" would not work, either.

    Martin
    --
    Martin Burnicki

    Meinberg Funkuhren
    Bad Pyrmont
    Germany

  9. Re: Where is the log file?

    David Woolley wrote:
    > Danny Mayer wrote:
    >
    >> This has nothing to do with Vista. This has to do with OpenSSL. It needs
    >> to create a seed file called .rnd. I forget where it puts it but I did
    >> document this behavior in the winnt.html file.

    >
    > Although the error message isn't about a function of Vista, it is a
    > result of using Vista, because the default location of the file is
    > somewhere that Vista considers a protected location.


    No, that's not about using Vista. It doesn't matter what the Operating
    System is, if that O/S does not allow ntpd to write to any specific
    directory. It's an O/S permissions thing and you need to configure both
    ntpd and the O/S to allow ntpd to use a writeable directory into which
    you can place this file.

    Danny

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