[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.


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