ntpd / time synchronization

Zbigniew Szalbot z.szalbot at lcwords.com
Mon Jul 27 22:44:56 UTC 2009


I guess there is something simple that is wrong but my server is not 
really keeping the correct time. I have these options in /etc/rc.conf

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

and here's the details of /etc/ntp.conf file:

server 0.pl.pool.ntp.org
server 1.pl.pool.ntp.org
server 2.pl.pool.ntp.org
server 3.pl.pool.ntp.org
driftfile /var/db/ntp.drift
restrict default nopeer nomodify

I used to have server 0.europe.pool.ntp.org in the ntp.conf file but 
today changed all entries to *.pl.pool.*

At the moment my clock is about 3 minutes behind time. It has been 
running for a year and I do not have ntpdate enabled so I guess 
subsequent reboots did not correct the drifting problem.

Is there anything obvious I am missing here? Any advice would be greatly 

Thank you all very much!

           Zbigniew Szalbot

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