[ntp:questions] Re: ntp.drift contains 9 x 0x00 bytes, and ntp.drift.TEMP is present?

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk
Tue May 9 14:50:57 UTC 2006

Martin Burnicki wrote:
> ntpd first writes the ntp.drift.TEMP file, then it deletes a
> previously existing drift file and renams the .TEMP file.


Rather than drag this out, what I've just done is:

- take a copy of ntp.drift.TEMP
- stop NTP
- delete the offending ntp.drift file
- rename ntp.drift.TEMP as ntp.drift
- start NTP

All seems to be well, and NTP gas restarted without any error entries in 
the even log.  I suppose I must check from time to time that the ntp.drift 
file is updated...

Thanks for your observations.


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