Var lib ntp drift not updating

03-Oct-2016 20:23

Make sure your computer's clock is set to something sensible (within a few minutes of the 'true' time) - you could use $ ntpq -pn remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter ============================================================================== 81.6.42.224 193.5.216.14 2 u 68 1024 377 158.995 51.220 50.287 *217.162.232.173 130.149.17.8 2 u 191 1024 176 79.245 3.589 27.454 -129.1 131.188.3.222 3 u 766 1024 377 22.302 -2.928 0.508 , etc) will usually return IP addresses for servers in or close to your country. You can also use the continental zones (For example europe, north-america, oceania or ntp.org), and a country zone (like in Switzerland) - for all these zones, you can again use the 0, 1 or 2 prefixes, like 0org.

Note, however, that the country zone might not exist for your country, or might contain only one or two timeservers.

# (Again, the address is an example only.) #broadcast 192.168.123.255 # If you want to listen to time broadcasts on your local subnet, # de-comment the next lines.

Please do this only if you trust everybody # on the network!

START EDIT I noticed old entries in to the effect of "Frequency format error in /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift".

I think this may be because I created an empty file. END EDITI searched the forums and followed directions on both the forums and the wiki.

package contains a client and server to keep the time synchronized between various computers over a network.

It keeps sending NTP request and receives NTP response, but does not update the system clock. The ntpd updates the system time once everytime it is restarted, but does not update the system time continuously. Please find below the configuration for NTPd i.e., /etc/server org restrict default kod noquery nomodify notrap nopeer restrict 127.0.0.1 logfile /var/log/ntp/driftfile /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift #this file does not have any content in it.

If you just want to synchronise your computers clock to the network, the configuration file (for the ntpd program from the distribution, on any supported operating system - Linux, *BSD, Windows and even some more exotic systems) is really simple: The 0, 1, 2 and 3names point to a random set of servers that will change every hour.

Please talk to your equipment and service vendors about getting local and reliable service setup for you. We recommend time servers from Meinberg, but you can also find time servers from End Run, Spectracom and many others.

# /etc/ntp.conf, configuration for ntpd driftfile /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift statsdir /var/log/ntpstats/ statistics loopstats peerstats clockstats filegen loopstats file loopstats type day enable filegen peerstats file peerstats type day enable filegen clockstats file clockstats type day enable # You do need to talk to an NTP server or two (or three).

package contains a client and server to keep the time synchronized between various computers over a network.It keeps sending NTP request and receives NTP response, but does not update the system clock. The ntpd updates the system time once everytime it is restarted, but does not update the system time continuously. Please find below the configuration for NTPd i.e., /etc/server org restrict default kod noquery nomodify notrap nopeer restrict 127.0.0.1 logfile /var/log/ntp/driftfile /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift #this file does not have any content in it. If you just want to synchronise your computers clock to the network, the configuration file (for the ntpd program from the distribution, on any supported operating system - Linux, *BSD, Windows and even some more exotic systems) is really simple: The 0, 1, 2 and 3names point to a random set of servers that will change every hour.Please talk to your equipment and service vendors about getting local and reliable service setup for you. We recommend time servers from Meinberg, but you can also find time servers from End Run, Spectracom and many others.# /etc/ntp.conf, configuration for ntpd driftfile /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift statsdir /var/log/ntpstats/ statistics loopstats peerstats clockstats filegen loopstats file loopstats type day enable filegen peerstats file peerstats type day enable filegen clockstats file clockstats type day enable # You do need to talk to an NTP server or two (or three). I have built a custom distribution for QEMU x86-64 based on yoctoproject krogoth branch and included ntp (ntp_4.2.8p8) daemon in the custom image.