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

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
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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