[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd log file displays error (solution)

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Mon Mar 7 03:11:04 UTC 2005

Charles Cashion wrote:

> Charles wrote:
>> /var/log/ntpd.log contains many lines...
>> 5 Mar 21:28:40 ntpd[28893]: can't open /var/lib/ntp.drift.TEMP:
>> Permission denied
>> Actually, from the time stamp, this message is repeating every 3
>> seconds.
>> Thank you for helping...
>> Charles
> There were multiple problems...
> First /var/lib/ntp/drift was declared within /etc/ntp.conf
>    => so /var/lib/ntp.drift was not good grammar
> Second  /var/lib/ntp was owned by root, so I  did a chown to ntp
> and I get no more "Permission denied" messages.
> I would always rather be part of the solution than the precipitate.
> Tnx to all for suggestions,
> Charles
> I have another small question.
> When I type "ntpq -np" the bottom line has .CDMA. in the
> column headed "refid". What is .CDMA. ?
> Tnx again,
> Charles

CDMA:== Code Division Multiple Access (or something like that).   It's a 
cell phone thing.  In a more general sense, it means that the server's 
reference clock is receiving a timing signal from a cell phone base 
station.  The CDMA timing signal is derived from GPS.

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