State of the microserver HOWTO

Gary E. Miller gem at
Tue Jun 7 22:40:24 UTC 2016

Yo Hal!

On Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:24:36 -0700
Hal Murray <hmurray at> wrote:

> > I made it nobody, mod 777, and still no luck  
> I'm not sure what "no luck" means.

# ls -l /var/lib/ntp/
total 0

> It doesn't get written at shutdown.

Well, that would be dumb not to.  It also means my tests of the
parameter are not valid...

>  I think ntp-classic used to do
> that a long time ago.  I remember some comments about fixing it.  I
> don't remember the reasoning.

Chronyd uses the date stamp on the driftfile as a check against bad
RTC on startup.  Chrony also puts the error bounds in the driftfile.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
	gem at  Tel:+1 541 382 8588
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