[ntp:questions] drift value very large and very unstable

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Wed Mar 12 08:11:23 UTC 2008


Unruh wrote:

> that is why there is a proposed file system standard. 
> Log files in /var/log/ntp say.
> Drift file in /etc/ntp.drift
> config file in /etc/ntp.conf
> 

I think they were referring to the Linux filesystem standard, and one of 
the things that does is to move things out of /etc.  In particular, 
/etc/ntp.drift would never be allowed, because the file is updated 
dynamically.

Incidentally, a specimen configuration needn't include real server names.




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