[ntp:questions] NTP didn't sync time

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Thu Dec 1 03:18:35 UTC 2005


metaform at bellsouth.net wrote:
> I have a Solaris system running 5.7 and have initiated xntpd. The next
> day the system was unable to be logged into and this was due to /var
> being full. Since this system was admin'd by another administrator it
> wasn't fixed until 2 days later.
> 
> When the /var fs was fixed it was found that the date was 2 days off.
> Can /var being full cause ntpd to not keep the clocks in sync ?
> 
> Thanks in advance for any help,
> 

Only the drift file may not get written. If the drift is 500 or larger
it won't sync. Try deleting the drift file and restarting ntpd with the
-g option.

Danny



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