[ntp:questions] drift value very large and very unstable

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Mar 11 23:38:29 UTC 2008

Maarten Wiltink wrote:
> "David Woolley" <david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid> wrote in message
> news:47d7013c$0$510$5a6aecb4 at news.aaisp.net.uk...
>>Danny Mayer wrote:
>>>We supply neither an ntp.conf file nor a startup file so this comment
>>>makes no sense. This kind of thing belongs in the Support wiki which
> ISTM there are two things that would go into a default ntp.conf to be
> supplied by the current NTP developer effort: servers, and a drift file.
> For the drift file, I suspect the Filesystem Standard (whatever it's
> called these days) defines some place where it might usefully be put.

File System Standard?  What's that??  Unix tends to put things in more 
or less standard places but it's not guaranteed that system A's file 
system or directory naming will be compatible with system B.  Once you 
get out of the Unix-Linux arena nothing is guaranteed.  Windows has its 
own way of doing things.  MacIntosh?  It's Unix or Unix-like but I'm not 
really familiar with it; I have had maybe two hours of Mac experience in 
the last twentyfive years!  OpenVMS has its own way, not compatible with 
anything else of course.  Can AIX read UFS or ZFS?  Can Solaris read 
whatever AIX uses?

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