[ntp:questions] drift file set to -500

Aggie c.kevin.lam at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 17:29:27 UTC 2007

> What happens if you delete the drift file and leave it for a few hours?

After I deleted the drift file and left it run overnight, the drift
file was not created in the first couple hours and when I checked this
morning. ntp.drift and ntp.drift.TEMP were created. ntp.drift couldn't
be opened because ntp was using it. ntp.drifti.TEMP had a value of
+500. And NTPD is still running. But I believe NTPD will stop
eventually, same as what happened before.


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