[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 18:26:59 UTC 2014

Am 13.09.2014 19:09, schrieb Phil W Lee:
> David Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> considered Sat,
> 13 Sep 2014 15:34:01 +0100 the perfect time to write:
>> On 13/09/2014 10:51, gooly 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?
>> []
>>> Gooly
>> If you had followed my setup guide you would not have installed in
>> C:\Program Files\ where NTP may not have permission to write a drift file.
>>    http://www.satsignal.eu/ntp/setup.html
>> Perhaps the vps implements accounts and permissions differently?
> Setting that directory to have full control for the ntp user should be
> trivial though.
> That's what I've done on all my Win7Pro(64) and server 2008 (x86 and
> 64bit) versions, with complete success.
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Now I even installed ntp in C:\Users\ntp\Documents\NTP\.
It was started after/by the installation but in the etc-folder
there is only the ntp.conf no ntp.drift and no other file which I do not 
remember correctly s.th. like ntp.rnd?

Is there a log-flag?

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