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

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Sat Mar 15 02:14:41 UTC 2008


Maarten Wiltink wrote:
> 
> ISTM there are two things that would go into a default ntp.conf to be
> supplied by the current NTP developer effort: servers, and a drift file.
> 
> For the drift file, I suspect the Filesystem Standard (whatever it's
> called these days) defines some place where it might usefully be put.
> 

There are no standard locations. Different OS's do have their own 
preferences but so do admins. And don't get me started about Windows.

> For the servers, we have the Pool. We still _want_ that to be used,
> right?
> 

Yes, but where are you in the world? We don't know and it's best left to 
the installer/admin.

Danny



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