[ntp:questions] Wrong time after changing hardware

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.isc.org
Tue Jul 24 23:00:51 UTC 2007

>>> In article <f85ur1$2tus$1 at hedeland.org>, per at hedeland.org (Per Hedeland) writes:

Per> In article <f853tk$73b$1 at scrotar.nss.udel.edu> "David L. Mills"
Per> <mills at udel.edu> writes:
>>  It has been the case for the life of the distribution that, if you don't
>> specify a frequency file, it will never be written.

Per> Which reminds me, the ntpd "manual page" at
Per> http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/html/ntpd.html wrongly claims that
Per> there is a default of /etc/ntp.drift, both in the description of the -f
Per> option and in the "Files" section.

I think that is correct - it is the default place where NTP will *look* for
a drift file, and if it finds it there, it will write to it.

I *think* that independent of this defalt value or one provided by -f, if
the file does not exist ntpd will not create it.


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