[ntp:questions] no drift-file on 2008 R2 vps and the time diff. is getting bigger and bigger?

Joe Gwinn joegwinn at comcast.net
Sat Sep 13 14:09:31 UTC 2014


In article <5414139E.60103 at gmx.at>, gooly <gooly at gmx.at> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I just installed ntp (Meinberg, once on Win7, once on a vps 2008 R2).
> On my Win 7 I see in C:\Program Files (x86)\NTP\etc the drift file
> but on the vps there is no drift-file?
> 
> And after starting (and several restarts) the time-difference getting 
> bigger and bigger.
> What's going wrong?
> 
> Ntp is running, I can see it in the Task-Manager.
> The conf file (without comments):
> 
> > restrict default nomodify notrap nopeer noquery
> > restrict 127.0.0.1
> > restrict -6 ::1
> >
> > driftfile "C:\Program Files (x86)\NTP\etc\ntp.drift"
> >
> >  server 0.de.pool.ntp.org iburst
> >  server 1.de.pool.ntp.org iburst
> >  server 2.de.pool.ntp.org iburst
> >  server 1.nl.pool.ntp.org iburst
> >  server 2.uk.pool.ntp.org iburst
> 
> >
> > # Use specific NTP servers
> > server 'ts2.aco.net' iburst
> > server 'ts1.univie.ac.at' iburst
> > server '0.at.pool.ntp.org' iburst
> > server '1.at.pool.ntp.org' iburst
> > server ntp1.m-online.net iburst
> > server ptbtime1.ptb.de iburst
> > server 0.de.pool.ntp.org iburst
> > server 1.de.pool.ntp.org iburst
> > server ntps1-0.eecsit.tu-berlin.de iburst
> >
> > server time.fu-berlin.de iburst
> > server ntp.probe-networks.de iburst
> > server zeit.fu-berlin.de iburst
> >
> > # End of generated ntp.conf --- Please edit this to suite your needs

If the NTP daemon is running yet the local clock drifts ~linearly, a
common cause is that the daemon does not have sufficient privilege to
adjust the local clock, and so the clock-adjust requests are being
silently ignored by the operating system kernel.

Joe Gwinn



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