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Install NTP on Ubuntu

December 18, 2011 by Computer

You can verify if your system has ntp using “dpkg –list | grep ntp”. If it is not installed on the system it can easily be installed.

root@computer:~# apt-get install ntp

Now verify it is running

root@computer:~# /etc/init.d/ntp status
 * NTP server is running

It is a good idea to sync the ntp client to a close by ntp server.

root@computer:/etc# vi /etc/ntp.conf

Add your ntp server of choice

server somentpserver.com

Then save the file and restart ntp for the setting to take effect.

root@computer:/etc# /etc/init.d/ntp restart
 * Stopping NTP server ntpd                                                               [ OK ]
 * Starting NTP server ntpd                                                               [ OK ]

The ubuntu system time will be synced over a little while and be accurate.


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