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

gooly gooly at gmx.at
Sat Sep 13 14:51:43 UTC 2014

Am 13.09.2014 16:09, schrieb Joe Gwinn:
> 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
>>> 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

ok, but
1) I have tried the Windows user SYSTEM with the same result: no 
2) the time-user is the ntp-default user ntp which (I guess) by default 
requires all the privileges it needs.

And this would not explain why ntp.drift is not created?

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