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Date:      Sat, 27 Nov 1999 19:57:41 -0500
From:      Greg Lehey <>
To:, Freebsd-Questions <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: XNTP help
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001bf38f4$62c7cc20$>; from Mark Einreinhof on Sat, Nov 27, 1999 at 10:28:06AM -0600
References:  <000001bf38f4$62c7cc20$>

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On Saturday, 27 November 1999 at 10:28:06 -0600, Mark Einreinhof wrote:
> OK, I'm getting really frustrated. Reading the man for xntpd, I'm left
> with the impression that xntpd goes out and gets the time sync every
> now and then. However, on my machine, it keeps losing time. After a
> reboot, the time is fixed, but then slowly moves ahead of the correct
> time. Currently it is 1hr 14minutes ahead and I just rebooted it last
> night.
> ps -ax displays:
> 257  ??  S<s    0:21.19 xntpd -b -c /etc/ntp.conf -f /etc/ntp.drift
> Entry in rc.conf:
> xntpd -b -c /etc/ntp.conf -f /etc/ntp.drift

Why have you done this?  You shouldn't have any commands in rc.conf.
You should have:

xntpd_enable="YES"		# Run xntpd Network Time Protocol (or NO).

The other defaults in /etc/defaults/rc.conf are correct.  But this
shouldn't be your problem.

> Entry ntp.conf:
> server

Are you sure that it's accepting your requests?

> Do I need to set up a cron job for this?


> Did I type something wrong?

I can't see anything.  What does your /var/log/messages say on the

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