What's New in Tardis?

Changes from 1.5 to 1.6

Improved clock slewing algorithm, should adjust faster and lock better to correct frequency
Tardis now provides options when the default Windows Time service is active.
Fix to problem with E-mail alerts on service version
Fix to problem with syslog logging
New option to only serve time when synchronized
Fix to problem where broadcasts prevented by error 10013 (found on server 2003)
Service control panel now warns if Windows Time Service Active
New install program
Updated manual and help with XP service pack 2 information
Changed default server list to use ntp.org's random pool of servers


Changes from 1.4 to 1.5


Added Alerts
Added option to always start at top of server list
Added support for more radio clocks
Added logging to syslog and improved logging options
fix to make NTP response NTP version same as request
Updated server list
fix to prevent clock frequency running wild when tardis fed bad timestamps
fix for crash when server returns a ridiculous time
limit the poll frequency to 10 minutes minimum when automatically adjusting

Changes from 1.3 to 1.4

New ICMP protocol that can synchronize to a machine that has no time server. (Uses low level messages to synchronize to the TCP/IP drivers)
Clock frequency adjustment for the service version to allow the clock to be adjusted without stepping.
Windows XP look and feel on XP.
More hardware clock support
Generate debug info button
Allow COM ports greater than 4 for serial clocks.
Fixed bug with hours being incorrectly calculated for GPZDA messages on the hour, a compiler bug.
Removed shutdown error messages that worried people in 868 and 867 servers.
fix for problem with recvfrom getting WSACONNRESET in SNTP, 868 and 867 servers that killed the servers
Improved NT/2000/XP service deinstallation. i.e. made it work.
added service description
Tardis service control panel resides in date/time section on XP
Fix for Tardis service hanging when serial clock configured with wrong COM port.

Changes from 1.2 to 1.3

Added support for multicasts including time-to-live settings
We now wait at the end of the list before trying the list of servers again if they all fail
Added warning to option that changes server on success because some people were setting it.
Fixed message that transposed longitude and latitude in nmea message.
Tweaked the broadcast frequency to conform to NTP spec. more closely.
include server name in messages when using a proxy
increase number of allowed broadcast addresses
increased range of time setting frequency and made output of remaining time nicer ( e.g. 1 day instead of 1440 minutes)
In Tardis 2000 NT the start/stop service button changes if the service is started/stopped by the service manager
There is now a default button to restore the default server list
Removed some pesky debug messages that were output to the eventlog
Workaround for intermittent problem where broadcasts stopped when using SNTP client at the same time
Fix for NMEA devices that don't output the time every second
Fix for large request messages from RFC868/udp clients that killed the RFC868/udp server

Changes from 1.1 to 1.2

Added Galleon Radio clock support
Fix for bug that caused error of one day in March 2000
Fix for large HTTP headers that caused crash
Improved NMEA support, more messages supported, older NMEA version supported, fix for 3 digit years
RFC867 server message includes GPS location information (if available)
Improved sanity checks on dates to stop crashes with mad dates
Fixed problem where Tardis deinstalls itself on Win2000 (actually a side effect of trying to install itself twice)

Changes from 1.0 to 1.1

Deleting all the servers requires a confirmation
NTP stratum can now be set
Extra info in NTP messages to increase compatibility with 'real' NTP. (refid, poll period)
Fix to problem with 'rasman.dll' on NT
GPS NMEA improved to show position and time.
Statistics now update automatically when time is set (very useful on NT version)
New option to allow large corrections to occur up to the maximum allowed
Sub 1 second maximum correction now supported
Automatic adjustment of poll period
Broadcasts corrections now obey the 'how often the time is set' rules.
NTP broadcasts from Tardis should work with xntp now

What's New in K9?

Windows Mobile 2003 version added to 1.4

Changes from 1.3 to 1.4

K9nt has some slight tweaks to slightly improve accuracy. It has been tested on Windows XP and works fine as long as the windows time service is stopped
K9nt now has a description when the list of services are viewed.
K995 has new -a, -I, -r options to allow it to run as a service and invisibly.
K995 and k931 don't give an error about multicasts when started on an PC with dialup networking that is inactive.

Changes from 1.2 to 1.3

K9 Supports Multicasts in addition to broadcasts.
K9NT attempts to adjust the clock frequency as long as the time error is less than 2 seconds. Given a stable timesource this means that K9 should seldom have to cause the clock to 'jump'.
K9NT tested on release version of Windows 2000.

Changes from 1.0 to 1.2

K9 will 'lock' to a server and ignore broadcasts from other servers unless it either sees a 'better' one or the original server stop broadcasting for more than 10 minutes.
K9 now supports Linux.

What's New in LogLady?

Changes from version 1.7 -> 1.8
Added export/import settings
Added more information to snmptrap
Only show facilities that exist in filter
Fixed problem with embedded LF characters in messages (which is actually not allowed in syslog)
Added 'new rule button'
Added advanced control over snmp traps
Added advanced control over email messages
Search for message contents now filters as you type
Added time threshold for rule
Fix for crash caused by illegal priority messages
Added decode of event ID type arguments in event log messages

Changes from version 1.6 -> 1.7
Fix for problem where logging contained embedded ^z that caused history to appear to stop working
Added phone call monitoring
Added IP->hostname conversion for full text window (off by default)
Now saves order and size of columns
When changing filters the last entry in the list is now made visible
Added SNMP Trap action
Added SNMP Trap monitoring
Does not prompt to save log by default
At least poweruser privileges required to install

Changes from version 1.5 -> 1.6
Added logfile monitoring (like *nix tail -f)
Added message highlighting
Added thresholds to severity rules. E.g 'Warning or Higher' matches any severity level from warning, error etc.
Performance improvements (loads files 5 times faster)
Installation now prompts for restart if files from previous version are busy.

Changes from 1.4 -> 1.5

Added new Write to ODBC database action
Added periodic time marks
Added substitution to some actions allowing message contents to be passed to programs/dialog boxes etc.
double clicking in the graph now shows the find dialog with the selected message
pressing Return on a message is now the same as double clicking
Add 'send to rules' option when right clicking on messages
Added 'Monitors' for files/folders and made eventlog a monitor
Added Ping Monitor to watch for changes in network devices
Fix for problem with eventlog messages with no message catalogue being ignored.
Added area for full text of message which made the find dialog look nicer too.
Added eventlog type to eventlog message
Added modify severity and facility actions

Changes from 1.3 to 1.4

Loglady can now act as a bridge between the Windows Event Log and Syslog worlds.
Windows events can be forwarded on to *nix syslog servers
Windows Event Log can receive syslog messages.
Added ability to read and process Windows Event Log messages!
Added ability to copy syslog messages into the windows event log
Added custom filters
Added regular expressions
Added filtering on multiple fields
Added clear history
Reduced need to redraw the screen when using filters.
Fixed bug in facility and severity find fields
Include dalek syslog client in installation
Improved the find dialog

Changes from 1.2 to 1.3

Added background service so LogLady can always be active even when user logged off.
LogLady now has a history so it can pick up where it left off.
User interface works as before but is usually just a means of displaying messages relayed on from the service.
On 95/98/ME there is no background service.
Rules processing changed slightly for discard action so no more rules processed after discarded
Added mail domain to SMTP
Added code to open XP SP2 firewall to syslog messages

Changes from version 1.1 to 1.2

Added import and export in RFC3164 format.
Multiple files can be dragged and dropped. In both RFC3164 and Loglady formats.
Added ability to hide columns
Added find dialog
Window size and position now saved

Changes from version 1.0 to 1.1

New option to show times as local or UTC
Lock display feature to stop new messages being shown
Can now click on graph to navigate messages.
Highlight toggle now works for multiple messages in filter and normal view