[ntp:questions] Re: drift?

Folkert van Heusden folkert at vanheusden.com
Thu Jan 27 11:46:02 UTC 2005

> "ntpdc -c loopinfo localhost" shows you the current drift
> (frequency correction). Periodically, ntpd writes this to
> /etc/ntp.drift. That file contains the value when the file
> was last written. Your values are high and indicate an
> unstable system. If they remain that high after a few days,
> you might want to look more closely at your configuration.
> You should expectt to see an absolute value of 25 or less
> in a modern system that has been running for a few days
> with reliable reference clocks.

It is now -30.321 ppm. I had restarted ntpd so it had to resettle.

Folkert van Heusden

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