what was up with ntp again?

Christopher Jones jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Mon Mar 23 11:14:15 PDT 2015

> On 23 Mar 2015, at 6:17pm, René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Monday March 23 2015 18:05:45 Christopher Jones wrote:
>> I do have 
>> /private/var/db/ntp.drift
>> could you perhaps have sym linked it, or similar, at some point ? I certainly have never touched or even looked at this file until just now...
> I didn't have that file either (OS X 10.9), and the pacemaker manpage does say something about the daemon exiting if the file isn't recreated within a certain time after deleting it. I've created empty files for both /var/db/ntp.drift and /etc/ntp.drift to see if they get populated; what should the permissions be?

read/write for root, read only for others.

Phobos ~ > ls -lth /private/var/db/ntp.drift 
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel     8B 22 Mar 13:22 /private/var/db/ntp.drift

so was last updated mid-day yesterday…

> R.

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