[ntp:questions] drift value very large and very unstable
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Wed Mar 12 04:12:38 UTC 2008
"Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> writes:
>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
that is why there is a proposed file system standard.
Log files in /var/log/ntp say.
Drift file in /etc/ntp.drift
config file in /etc/ntp.conf
>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?
Sorry-- what has the filesystem got to do with anything?
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