[ntp:questions] NTP not syncing

David Lord snews at lordynet.org
Sat Nov 2 21:48:43 UTC 2013

antonio.marcheselli at gmail.com wrote:
>>>      server
>>>      fudge stratum 10
>> Remove the above.  Although it seems to be ignoring them at the moment, 
>> they are nearly always wrong, and are incompatible with tos orphan.
> Thanks. I was suggested those parameters on another forum. The reason was that if the NTPs are not reachable it locks on itself.
>>>      tos orphan 4
>> Caution 4 is rather low, but that is not relevant here as you are not in 
>> orphan mode.
> I can change to something higher to be on the safe side.

You mentioned previously that you are using a read only
partition in which case I cannot see how you can run ntpd.

Can you explain the partition layout?

What operating system exactly?

Ntpd writes to its drift file and also ntp.log. The drift file
is critical and is used and updated at intervals by ntpd.

eg. from one of my systems:
   $ cat /var/db/ntp/ntp.drift


More information about the questions mailing list