I am having a problem with the drift file not being created. I have installed
all the 5.2A patches but no joy. 8-)

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$ multinet show /version
Process Software MultiNet V5.2 Rev A-X, Digital Personal WorkStation ,
OpenVMS AXP V8.3
$ type multinet:ntpd.log
$ Set NoOn
$ VERIFY = F$VERIFY(F$TRNLNM("SYLOGIN_VERIFY"))
17-SEP-2008 03:47:28.62 NTP release v4.2 (rev 1.0).
17-SEP-2008 03:47:28.65 Sanity value (WAYTOOBIG/PANIC) defaulted to 4000
17-SEP-2008 03:47:28.69 precision = 976.000 usec
17-SEP-2008 03:47:28.75 Listening on interface wildcard, 0.0.0.0#123
17-SEP-2008 03:47:28.78 Listening on interface wildcard, ::#123
17-SEP-2008 03:47:28.81 Listening on interface se0, 10.0.0.100#123
17-SEP-2008 03:47:28.85 Listening on interface lo0, 127.0.0.1#123
17-SEP-2008 03:47:28.90 Using NTP configuration file: MULTINET:ntp.conf.
17-SEP-2008 03:51:55.65 synchronized to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, stratum 2
17-SEP-2008 04:47:42.58 can't open <>:NTP.DRIFT-TEMP: no such file
or directory
17-SEP-2008 05:47:45.07 can't open <>:NTP.DRIFT-TEMP: no such file
or directory
17-SEP-2008 06:47:49.45 can't open <>:NTP.DRIFT-TEMP: no such file
or directory
[snipped] 8-)

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Here's the what the file permissions look like:

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$ set defa multinet
$ dire/secu ntp*

Directory MULTINET_ROOT:[MULTINET]

NTPD.LOG;17 [SYSTEM] (RWED,RWED,RE,)

Total of 1 files.

Directory MULTINET_COMMON_ROOT:[MULTINET]

NTP.CONF;2 [SYSTEM] (RWED,RWED,RE,)
NTPD.EXE;1 [SYSTEM] (RWED,RWED,,)
NTPDATE.EXE;1 [SYSTEM] (RWED,RWED,,)
NTPDC.EXE;1 [SYSTEM] (RWED,RWED,,)
NTPD_DST_PROC_COM.TEMPLATE;1
[SYSTEM] (RWED,RWED,,)
NTPQ.EXE;1 [SYSTEM] (RWED,RWED,,)
NTP_CONF.TEMPLATE;1
[SYSTEM] (RWED,RWED,,)
NTP_DEFINE.COM;1 [SYSTEM] (RWED,RWED,,)
NTP_LIBLOCK.EXE;1 [SYSTEM] (RWED,RWED,,)
NTP_UNDEFINE.COM;1 [SYSTEM] (RWED,RWED,,)

Total of 10 files.

Grand total of 2 directories, 11 files.

The Multinet directory permissions:

$ dire/secu [-]

Directory MULTINET_ROOT:[000000]

MULTINET.DIR;1 [SYSTEM] (RWE,RWE,RE,RE)
SYSCOMMON.DIR;1 [SYSTEM] (RWE,RWE,RE,RE)

Total of 2 files.

Directory MULTINET_COMMON_ROOT:[000000]

MULTINET.DIR;1 [SYSTEM] (RWE,RWE,RE,RE)

Total of 1 file.

Grand total of 2 directories, 3 files.
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Here's what the currently executing NTP_SERVER process looks like:

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$ show proc/all/id=202016a0

20-SEP-2008 03:10:12.85 User: SYSTEM Process ID: 202016A0
Node: PWS600 Process name: "NTP_SERVER"

Terminal:
User Identifier: [SYSTEM]
Base priority: 0
Default file spec: Not available
Number of Kthreads: 1

Devices allocated: BG3678:
BG3679:
BG3680:
BG3681:
BG3728:

Process Quotas:
Account name:
CPU limit: Infinite Direct I/O limit: 100
Buffered I/O byte count quota: 96608 Buffered I/O limit: 100
Timer queue entry quota: 14 Open file quota: 124
Paging file quota: 123024 Subprocess quota: 32
Default page fault cluster: 64 AST quota: 97
Enqueue quota: 2046 Shared file limit: 0
Max detached processes: 0 Max active jobs: 0

Accounting information:
Buffered I/O count: 285849 Peak working set size: 4320
Direct I/O count: 19979 Peak virtual size: 173600
Page faults: 401 Mounted volumes: 0
Images activated: 3
Elapsed CPU time: 0 00:00:04.55
Connect time: 2 23:22:46.14

Authorized privileges:
ACNT ALLSPOOL ALTPRI AUDIT BUGCHK BYPASS
CMEXEC CMKRNL DIAGNOSE DOWNGRADE GROUP GRPNAM
GRPPRV IMPERSONATE IMPORT LOG_IO MOUNT NETMBX
OPER PFNMAP PHY_IO PRMCEB PRMGBL PRMMBX
PSWAPM READALL SECURITY SETPRV SHARE SHMEM
SYSGBL SYSLCK SYSNAM SYSPRV TMPMBX UPGRADE
VOLPRO WORLD

Process privileges:
[snipped descriptions]

Process rights:
SYSTEM resource

System rights:
SYS$NODE_PWS600

Auto-unshelve: on

Image Dump: on

Soft CPU Affinity: off

Parse Style: Traditional

Case Lookup: Blind

Units: Blocks

Token Size: Traditional

Home RAD: 0

Scheduling class name: none

There is 1 process in this job:

NTP_SERVER (*)
$
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Any idea what's wrong? 8-)

Jeff