[ntp:questions] Re: Looking for manual to start NTP
satimis at icare.com.hk
Sat Jan 24 00:02:28 UTC 2004
Thanks for your advice.
> The absolute minimum configuration file for NTP is:
> server <address of timeserver>
> Almost as essential is to add the line
> driftfile /etc/ntp/drift # use a file spec that is appropriate for
> your system.
Whether adding following 2 lines to /etc/ntp.conf
How to find the 'driftfile' from Debian
Kindly advise. TIA
> The drift file is used when you restart your system; it supplies a
> reasonable initial value for the adjustment to your clock frequency.
> It can save you the several hours it would take to find the correct
> value without any guidance.
> Most configuration files will have a minimum of three server lines.
> There are many other things you can put in ntp.conf but the above will
> get you started.
> See Public NTP Time Servers
> for the addresses of time servers near you. Try the Stratum 2 servers
> first; many of them provide more stable and accurate time than the
> Stratum 1 servers which are usually overloaded.
> Stephen Liu wrote:
>> Hi all folks,
>> Debian - unstable.
>> I have
>> # apt-get install ntp
>> # cat /etc/ntp.conf
>> only found an empty file.
>> # /etc/init.d/ntp-simple start
>> Starting NTP server: ntpd.
>> # man ntp
>> no printout
>> Kindly advise where can I find relevant manual to config 'ntp' and
>> get it to work.
>> Stephen Liu
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