Subject: Re: ntp problem
To: Patrick Welche <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/05/2004 04:30:33
On Mon, 5 Jul 2004, Patrick Welche wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 04, 2004 at 04:46:16PM -0500, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> > Simply put, if the value in
> > "/var/db/ntp.drift" is way off base, it could take days to straighten
> > out, even if nothing else is wrong. If that's the only problem, you
> > just need to manually change it to something close to where it's
> > supposed to be before starting "ntpd".
> That was it - in fact without touching anything, things have settled. I
> thought that after an ntpdate all would be well, but forgot about
> ntp.drift..
> Thank you,

You're welcome, and thanks for the feedback.

Hey, is your frequency changed after clock.c 1.83-1.84? My best
timekeeper fell from ~157 to ~143 in 8 hours, and still falling.
That's not bad, by itself, but together with the "too stiff" issue,
it could lead to more problem reports.