ntpd not adjusting the clock?

Gerard Seibert gerard at seibercom.net
Tue Oct 17 22:50:57 UTC 2006

On Tuesday October 17, 2006 at 06:13:24 (PM) Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:

> Sorry to bother again but I run ntpd on FBSD 6.1 and the clock differes by 
> about 30 seconds when I compare the time with top and this link 
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=262
> My ntp.conf file looks like that:
> server 2.pl.pool.ntp.org prefer
> server 1.europe.pool.ntp.org
> server 0.europe.pool.ntp.org
> restrict default ignore
> driftfile /var/db/ntp.drift
> The rc.conf file has these lines:
> ntpd_enable="YES"
> ntpd_flags="-g -c /etc/ntp.conf -p /var/run/ntpd.pid -f /var/db/ntp.drift"
> What am I doing wrong that instead of having the time synced I see more 
> and more discrepancy. When I rebooted and started the service 6 days ago 
> there was about 20 seconds difference. Now it is well over 30.

I am using the following configuration and the time is kept accurately.
The drift file defaults to '/var/db/ntpd.drift' I believe. In any case,
it is presently situated there without any assistance from me.

#ntp.conf file
server us.pool.ntp.org
server clock.nyc.he.net
server sundial.columbia.edu



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