[ntp:questions] NTP not syncing

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Thu Dec 5 05:23:24 UTC 2013

mike cook writes:

> Unfortunately there is no history for the drift file contents and the
> times between updates seems irregular. looking around my systems I see
> OSX       >1hr
> FreeBSD   >5hr
> FreeBSD   >2hr40
> FreeBSD   >15m
> linux     >1hr:50
> Windows 7 > 2h
>  I haven't looked at the source, but it may mean  that ntpd updates
the file only when there is a change in frequency, ...

Yes.  See prev_drift_comp in ntp_util.c.


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