My old white light NAS drives have an ntp daemon running:
This keeps the time updated from a timeserver I have on our internal network
(it is itself syncing to various sources, and can get through the firewall…it
has dual network cards, too much information…)
My new WD Mybook Live 3TB does not even have this program. I’ve just
spent a few hours trolling through the system trying figure out where it is.
Interestingly, there is an hourly cron job set up to clean up old old ntp log
files based on the ntp.conf file log directory, even though the ntp.conf
file is not used, and no log files are generated because there is not ntpdated
being run. What fun.
Looks like it syncs on boot, which is nice, but we leave these drives up and
running all the time, and they are on UPS. I believe one time they were up
for 270 days straight. So syncing on reboot really doesn’t do it.
Wondered if anyone knows what happened here?
Apparently the checkbox beside “NTP service” is misleading.