what was up with ntp again?

Mihai Moldovan ionic at macports.org
Mon Mar 23 11:20:45 PDT 2015

On 23.03.2015 07:17 PM, Chris Jones wrote:
>> On 23 Mar 2015, at 6:14 pm, Mihai Moldovan <ionic at macports.org> wrote:
>> The default permissions are likely to be fine:
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 9 Dec 24 02:58 /var/db/ntp.drift
> That file hasn't been updated for a while ?

Yep. But my clock is perfectly synchronized, I have pacemaker running:

root              255   0.0  0.0  2447228    136   ??  Ss   19Dec14
5:32.35 /usr/libexec/pacemaker -b -e 0.0001 -a 10

and ntpd:

root            84513   0.0  0.0  2446576    344   ??  Ss   24Dec14
0:28.03 /usr/sbin/ntpd -c /private/etc/ntp-restrict.conf -n -g -p
/var/run/ntpd.pid -f /var/db/ntp.drift

Ah, ntpd was started on 12/24/2014. That may explain why the drift file
was last touched at that time.

So it seems it only uses it when starting up, on my system anyway?

I have never installed the "full" ntpd on my machine either, so it's all


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