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I deal with that, ntpd as a daemon on my linux server by default configuring, but where should we look up the log file? Is there any log file normal, and if not , how can we configure that?

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ntpd logs basic messages to syslog, so where those logs go is dependent on your syslog configuration, but /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog or common places to look.

ntpd can also generate statistics if statsdir is defined in /etc/ntp.conf and you have some filegen definitions. Here is the documentation for statsdir and filegen.

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I found that we can set the log file path by the options of "-l /path", and the default configure file is syslog. eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/html/ntpd.html –  aboutstudy Feb 14 '12 at 4:07

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