[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: can't open /var/lib/ntp.drift.TEMP:
>> Permission denied
>> Actually, from the time stamp, this message is repeating every 3
>> Thank you for helping...
> 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,
> 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,
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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