Services in Linux like cron and kerberos relies on an accurate and synchronized clock. This article describes how to synchronize the system clock with an NTP server.
Configure NTP (GUI)
This section describes how to configure the NTP using the Date & Time GUI tool.
Configure NTP (Console)
Listed below are the commands to configure the NTP. You need to have root level access to use the commands below.
- /usr/sbin/ntpdate pool.ntp.org
immediately synchronizes the system clock. Make sure the ntpd service is not running before using this command.
- /sbin/service ntpd start
starts the ntpd service
- /sbin/service ntpd stop
stops the ntpd service
the above is not a command, it is the location of the ntpd configuration file
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Posted on 10/24/2009 and last updated on 8/29/2010
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