[ntp:questions] systems won't synchronize no matter what

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Sat Oct 30 21:05:12 UTC 2010


> From: "David J Taylor" <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid>
> Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 07:30:20 +0100
> Sender: questions-bounces+oberman=es.net at lists.ntp.org
> 
> > This is a FreeBSD documentation and FreeBSD comes with a pretty good
> > default ntp.conf, much like several of you have suggested.
> >
> > You can find it
> > at:http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/etc/ntp.conf?rev=1.2.2.1.4.1;content-type=text%2Fx-cvsweb-markup
> >
> > It has mostly comments with just a set of 3 (yeah, I know) pool systems.
> > -- 
> > R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
> 
> Kevin,
> 
> Yes, I must have edited a file like that when I set up my own FreeBSD 
> system.  I would take issue with:
> 
> - no drift file appears to be specified (although it is mentioned) - I 
> had:
> 
>   driftfile /var/db/ntp.drift

That is  because FreeBSD does this in the /etc/defaults/rc.conf file
(with the ability to change it in /etc/rc.conf). 
ntpd_flags="-p /var/run/ntpd.pid -f /var/db/ntpd.drift" is in this file
and can be overridden by defining the variable differently in
/etc/rc.conf.
-- 
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
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