[ntp:questions] Wrong time after changing hardware

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.isc.org
Tue Jul 24 01:00:25 UTC 2007

>>> In article <46A53F0A.7030305 at comcast.net>, "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> writes:

Richard> If I may offer a suggestion, ntpd should probably not use a "stale"
Richard> drift file; if it's more than a couple of hours old, ignore the
Richard> drift file and calculate the drift from scratch!  Imagine, for
Richard> example, a power failure of several hours duration.  No power
Richard> probably means no heat and certainly means no air conditioning so
Richard> even if a drift file exists, it will probably be wildly wrong!

Some folks may think this is a useful option, but it will defeat recent
attempts to minimize writing the driftfile.


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