ntpd / time synchronization

Jerry gesbbb at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 28 11:15:13 UTC 2009

On Tue, 28 Jul 2009 00:44:50 +0200
Zbigniew Szalbot <z.szalbot at lcwords.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> 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_enable="YES"
> ntpd_flags="-g -c /etc/ntp.conf -p /var/run/ntpd.pid -f /var/db/ntp.drift"

Assuming you are running the system ntpd file, the above are not
really required. They are the defaults anyway. Try commenting out the
line and restarting ntpd.
> 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

You are restating the 'driftfile again', why?
Take out the restrict line. I doubt if you really need it.
> 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 appreciated!
> Thank you all very much!

Are there any error messages logged?

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