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

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Sat Mar 15 02:14:41 UTC 2008

Maarten Wiltink wrote:
> 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.

There are no standard locations. Different OS's do have their own 
preferences but so do admins. And don't get me started about Windows.

> For the servers, we have the Pool. We still _want_ that to be used,
> right?

Yes, but where are you in the world? We don't know and it's best left to 
the installer/admin.


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