Setting up ntpd on FreeBSD (5.4)
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Fri May 13 07:04:23 PDT 2005
Michal Mertl wrote:>
> /etc/ntp directory isn't used by default on 5.4.
> The default location for ntp.drift file is /var/db.
> I've never created it by hand (not even by
> 'touching' it), it gets created automatically.
No, there's no such default as "/var/db/ntp.drift".
It's either "/etc/ntp.drift" or "/var/db/ntpd.drift",
depending on which of the two you consider is the
'most' default :).
There are different, hence somewhat confusing,
defaults in FreeBSD for ntpd.
"man ntpd" has this in the FILES section:
the default name of the configuration file
the default name of the drift file
the default name of the key file
whereas in /etc/defaults/rc.conf, you'll find:
ntpd_flags="-p /var/run/ntpd.pid \
Note that not only the directories differ, but
also the filenames: "ntp" vs. "ntpd".
To avoid these confusing defaults, I do following:
[...and other config lines...]
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