[ntp:questions] drift file set to -500

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Tue Nov 27 20:13:37 UTC 2007

On 2007-11-27, Aggie <c.kevin.lam at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Nov 26, 10:54 pm, "David J Taylor" wrote:
>> Delete the drift file??
> Did you leave ntp running when [you] deleted the drift file or did you
> restart ntp after [you] delete the drift file?

Restart ntpd after deleting the drift file.

This forces ntpd to recalculate the approximately frequency correction
value for your hardware.

>> near correct value??
> What is a near correct value?? How do I find out what's the correct
> value for my hardware?

Take a look in your drift file after ntpd settles down.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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