[ntp:questions] ntpd -q and driftfile

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Tue Mar 22 06:46:45 UTC 2011

> Hi,
> I would like to know if ntpd would use the driftfile specified in /etc/
> ntp.conf file if it is run periodically using crontab with -q option
> as below:
> /usr/sbin/ntpd -u ntp:ntp -p /var/run/ntpd.pid -g -q -L eth0
> I do not find any drift file being created at the specified location.
> Thanks and Regards,
> Prashant


ntpd is intended to for continuous, not periodic running.  You are not 
using it correctly.


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