ntpd daemon is running, the file:
/var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift gets updated periodically. Example:
17:20 hostname 118 ~> ls -l /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift -rw-r--r-- 1 ntp ntp 7 May 20 16:46 /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift # So it looks like it was last updated ~34 minutes ago
The file has one number in it, for example, looking at a 4 virtual hosts, I find these values, respectively:
-22.086 -10.214 -13.669 6.045
I assume these are seconds per day(?), but not sure.
man ntpd mentions a different drift file
/etc/ntp.drift which doesn't seem to exist. The man page doesn't explain what units are being used for the drift.
- What units is the drift expressed in?