[ntp:questions] ntp not updating the time
evandro at mailinator.com
Wed Apr 14 17:32:02 UTC 2010
I'd suggest soem sanity changes to the configuration file:
> 31 # Undisciplined Local Clock. This is a fake driver intended for backup
> 32 # and when no outside source of synchronized time is available.
> 33 server 127.127.1.0 # local clock
> 34 fudge 127.127.1.0 stratum 10
Remove these lines. Using your own host time as time reference for
itself doesn't make sense in most situations.
> 36 # Drift file. Put this in a directory which the daemon can write to.
> 37 # No symbolic links allowed, either, since the daemon updates the file
> 38 # by creating a temporary in the same directory and then rename()'ing
> 39 # it to the file.
> 40 driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift
Sometimes, while playing with NTP configuration, you may end up with a
bad driftfile. Stop NTP, delete /var/lib/ntp/drift and start NTP
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