Henning, Brian B.Henning at navitaire.com
Wed Feb 25 12:28:59 PST 2004


I am trying to use the same setup as you have to get ntpd working.

touch /var/db/ntpd.drift

In my rc.conf file I have to use the following
xntpd_flags="-c /etc/ntp.conf"
xntpd_flags="-p /var/run/ntpd.pid -f /var/db/ntpd.drift"

These didn't work for some reason.
ntpd_flags="-c /etc/ntp.conf"
ntpd_flags="-p /var/run/ntpd.pid -f /var/db/ntpd.drift"

I am able to get the server started but, I still get the two error
messages in my log file.
kernel time discipline status 2040
Un-parsable frequency in /var/db/ntpd.drift

Is this because I have to let the server sit for a couple of hours to
sync with.
server time.nist.gov
server timekeeper.isi.edu

When I type:
ntpdate -u time.nist.gov  #my system clock is updated

When I type:
ntpdate time.nist.gov
25 Feb 14:22:32 ntpdate[254]: the NTP socket is in use, exiting

Any thoughts,


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris [mailto:racerx at makeworld.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 12:40 PM
To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: ntpd

On Wednesday 25 February 2004 12:33 pm, Brian H wrote:
> Greetings:
> I am trying to setup my bsd box as a ntp server.
> I basically want all machines on my local network to
> sync times with this bsd time server. I start the server
> with the command `ntpd -A -l /var/log/ntpd.log`. I verify that the 
> server is running with ps and `netstat -na | grep udp`, but when I 
> look in the logs i see the following
> /var/log/ntpd.log
> ----
> ntpd 4.1.0-a Mon Oct 27 14:55:18 GMT 2003 (1)
> kernel time discipline status 2040
> Un-parsable frequency in /etc/ntp.drift
> Any thoughts on what I can do to get this server working. when i try 
> to sync from another machine on the network I get the following error:

> no servers can be used, exiting.
> Thanks,
> Brian

My /etc/rc.conf looks like this - Compare it to yours.

ntpd_flags="-c /etc/ntp.conf"
ntpd_flags="-p /var/run/ntpd.pid -f /var/db/ntpd.drift"

Perhaps touch ntpd.drift in /var/db/ ?

Best regards,
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