How to confirm/deny ntp is working?
edflecko at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 20:23:58 UTC 2010
I've read several different sources on setting up ntp on FreeBSD (I'm
using 8.1), and they seem to vary a little, so I'm confused about how
DO you set this up, and how do you confirm/deny that it's working?
I've modified my /etc/ntp.conf file by commenting out:
#server 0.freebsd.pool.ntp.org iburst maxpoll 9
#server 1.freebsd.pool.ntp.org iburst maxpoll 9
#server 2.freebsd.pool.ntp.org iburst maxpoll 9
#server 3.freebsd.pool.ntp.org iburst maxpoll 9
and changing them to read (I'm in the U.S.):
server 0.US.pool.ntp.org iburst maxpoll 9
server 1.US.pool.ntp.org iburst maxpoll 9
server 2.US.pool.ntp.org iburst maxpoll 9
I have confirmed that I can ping these servers.
I've added ntpd_enable="YES" and ntpd_sync_on_start="YES" to
/etc/rc.conf and rebooted the server.
1.) Do I need to manually create the "driftfile" (/var/db/ntpd.drift)?
2.) Do I need to manually create the logfile (/var/log/ntp.log)?
3.) How do you confirm that FreeeBSD is, in fact, keeping time?
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