One of my NetWare 6.5SP7 server is the primary time server and this server is setup to sync to the public NTP server.

For the past few months, I have 2 incidents that the server failed to sync the time to the public NTP server and the time on the network is out of sync. I need to unload and load xntpd, then it will start to sync the time again.

On the XNTPD console, I noticed the following:

- synchronization lost and then write to the drift file every hour
- Most of the time, i will get the time synchronized with the public NTP server IP but it only record the entry every few days.

Shouldn't the server syncs the time more often than a few days?

How often does the server will sync the time with its time provider?