[ntp:questions] drift file set to -500

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Wed Nov 28 09:06:06 UTC 2007

>Restart ntpd after deleting the drift file.

I think some version of ndpd used to write out the drift file
when it exited.  (Maybe I'm dreaming and that was just a
suggestion for purposes of discussion.)

So I would do
  stop ntpd
  delete the drift file
  start ntpd

Then you know it got deleted.

An alternative would be
  delete drift file
  restart ntpd
  check to make sure drift file is not there

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