Questions about the NTP protocol and applications that use it. NTP is an acronym for Network Time Protocol.

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How do I disable ntpd?

I'm running Ubuntu in a VM. How do I disable ntpd?
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How to edit /etc/default/ntpdate and prevent ntpdate from ever running without uninstalling

Since both ntpd and ntpdate rely on ntp servers, and since the Ubuntu repos have yet to complete an update of ntp to 4.2.8p4 (the version recommended by ntp researchers), I expect this means that both ...
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NTP question on ntpdc -c peers

I just started learning networking. I recently installed ntp on Ubuntu 14.04 running in Virtualbox on OS X. I was just trying to understand how it works. so when I executed ntpdc -c peers command in ...
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Should I run 'ntpdate' regularly or should I use the NTP service?

I think there are two solutions for keeping the time in sync on my machine. One is to run an NTP service, another is to run the ntpdate regularly by putting it in a crontab. This is how I understand ...
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How to configure UFW to allow ntp to work?

I've enabled UFW on one of production servers with configuration: Default: deny (incoming), deny (outgoing). For NTP synchronization, I've installed ntp and it's currently running. Can someone advise ...
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How to force a clock update using ntp?

I am running Ubuntu on an ARM based embedded system that lacks a battery backed RTC. The wake-up time is somewhere during 1970. Thus, I use the NTP service to update the time to the current time. I ...
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Disable daily anacron mail updates

Every day, I get the following mail delivered by postfix: From: Anacron <root@name.domain> To: root@name.domain Subject: Anacron job 'cron.daily' on name Content-Type: text/plain; ...
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How to change date in ntp server

I have local network in which I would like to setup a local ntp server with old date. Architecture looks like this: For now it works ok on PC1, PC2 - I get NTP packets from local server, but I ...
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What is the command to update time and date from internet

What is the command to update time and date from Internet. Is there any application that allows me to do so graphically?
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How to update ntpd to the latest version to patch the latest vulnerability?

This week a new attack on the Network Time Protocol Daemon (ntpd) was demonstrated, see this paper. This could potentially wreak havoc with my HTTPS website or other time sensitive services I am ...
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Unable to synchronize time using NTP

When I try to synchronize time using NTP. Using the below command sudo ntpdate -b pool.ntp.org I get this error saying NTP socket is in use. How to fix this? 18 Jan 05:53:49 ntpdate[21340]: the ...
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Is there a program for analyzing NTP server statistics?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and have the NTP server running, apparently OK. I run the Meinberg NTP server on my two Windows 7 boxes and use its associated server monitor to keep track of what it's up to. ...
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How does Ubuntu synchronize time without ntp?

By clicking "System settings -> Time & Date -> Automatically from the Internet" I can synchronize time from the Internet. However, I find that I don't have a ntpd daemon (It's not even ...
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Timezone appears to be set correctly, but time is 7 hours off

I'm installing ubuntu 12.04. On the time/date settings, I tried to click on Seattle (where I am), but it only registered Vancouver. I modified the ntp config files to use the north american pool, if ...
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Reduce ntpdate timeout when DNS settings invalid?

I have an issue where ntpdate times out after exactly 80 seconds in the event that DNS is invalid (or in this case, host is stuck behind a firewall). I would like to bring this timeout down to ...
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Cannot install ntp server

I install ntp server on ubuntu Code: aptitude update aptitude -y upgrade aptitude install ntp Get error ntp: depend libopts25 (>= 1:5.18) which is a virtual package Please help me.
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Set up NTP server that does DST too?

I have several devices (routers and webcams) that do not support DST automatically. But they do support NTP servers. So I thought, would it be possible to set up my own NTP server that also adjusts ...
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Commandline tz and ntp [duplicate]

What is the easiest way to set an incoming ntp server and then set the local tz so the ntp is syncing correctly?
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iptables set-mark doesn't work

My machine has two network interfaces, one is wired (eth0) and the other one is wireless (wlan0). The wired one cannot connect to any external NTP server because there is a firewall outside. The ...
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Is the difference between the system time of the Rumtime normal?

I have to questions regarding the System Clock. (# date) It is it normal hours during the Runtime System is getting faster or slower? I know it can be synchronized with the network time through the ...
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How to calculate NTP [closed]

I'm relatively new to this scene and I haven't got a clue how to figure out the output of this. I hope someone can assist as I really want to learn how. date -u +%F | sha1sum | head -c8; echo
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Unable to sync time using `ntpdate`, error: “no server suitable for synchronization found”

My ntp.conf file: user@pc[0][07:37:40]:/etc$ cat /etc/ntp.conf idriftfile /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift server 0.pool.ntp.org server 1.pool.ntp.org server 2.pool.ntp.org server pool.ntp.org Command ...
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ntpd does not sync clock automatically

Can anyone help me figure out why my clock isn't syncing? I can update my clock manually with $ sudo sntp -s golem.canonical.com 17 Aug 08:26:22 sntp[518]: Started sntp 2015-08-17 08:26:22.267847 ...
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Is it safe to delete ntpdate from /etc/cron.daily?

As I understand ntpd effectively replaces ntpdate. I had an admin mail that showed: /etc/cron.daily/ntpdate: run-parts: failed to exec /etc/cron.daily/ntpdate: Exec format error run-parts: ...
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Inconsistency between ntpd and ntpdate

I am trying to synchronize two computer in my local network. To do so I use NTP on one computer to synchronize with an ntp pool. Then I use ntp on the second computer and I tell it to synchronize with ...
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ntpdate: no server suitable for synchronization found

My clock is off, so I would like to synchronize it using ntpdate. I tried several different NTP servers, but for some reason I always get the following error message: $ sudo ntpdate ntp.ubuntu.com 4 ...
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Where does ntpdate get its settings from and what is the “no servers can be used” error about?

When I run ntpdate on its own, I get the following output: 8 Jun 15:47:46 ntpdate[31251]: no servers can be used, exiting If I run it with the -q ntp.ubuntu.com switch, it seems to query just ...
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cannot able to get PPS signal from gpsd

i am new to gpsd. My Ublox-M8 GPS modem is connected to /dev/ttyACM0. My /etc/chrony.conf is as below. server 0.us.pool.ntp.org server 1.us.pool.ntp.org server 2.us.pool.ntp.org server ...
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Will Leap Second 2015 affect our servers?

We are using Ubuntu 12.04 and ubuntu 14.04 servers. These servers using default time settings and we have not installed ntp in these servers. Ubuntu 14.04 root@ubuntu14:~# uname -a Linux ubuntu14 ...
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Time PM/AM setting incorrect in spite of correct time zone, latest ntpdate etc

My time is incorrectly set as PM when it's AM and vice versa. The timezone is set correctly to the location where I am and I've followed the instructions elsewhere for installing ntpdate and tzdata. ...
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Why ntpd needs an open port?

On my Ubuntu system I have activated the 'Time Synchronization via Internet'. Because of that the ntp daemon gets started. What I don't understand: Why needs ntpd an open UDP port 123? Actually, I ...
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“no server suitable for synchronization found” error when trying to run `ntpdate`

I am trying to setup the NTP server on Ubuntu machine. Am breaking my head in this particular issue. Getting an error ntpdate[5005]: no server suitable for synchronization found when doing the ...
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ntpd vs ntpdate: pros and cons

In order to keep the time accurate on a Ubuntu system one can either: Run the ntpd (network time protocol daemon) which will run all the time and continuously adjust the system time when clocks ...
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How do I install ntpstat in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to install ntpstat in Ubuntu for checking if NTP is working.
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NTP can't sync with servers?

I am fairly new to NTP an Linux in general, but here is the question ;) I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and then tried to install NTP, but when I use tail -f /var/log/syslog I get the following: May ...
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“ntpd unable to bind to wildcard address 0.0.0.0 - another process may be running”

On my Ubuntu 13.04 (using AWS). When I start a new machine or when I reboot my machine ntp does not start and I see the following in the syslog: Jan 10 02:56:49 ntpd: unable to bind to wildcard ...
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server time drift not fixed by ntp.conf

This question was asked a lot in the past, but since ntpdate has been depricated, I'm having issues finding answers that work via ntp.conf. I've read a lot about setting a cron job for ntpdate is a ...
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Proxy Network setting for NTP servers in Ubuntu

As debug check list on my host machine is configured to accept UDP packets on the NTP port 123. As I am working PROXY server and trinying to get connected through NTP, but everytime it was sysnced ...
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Is NTPD secure enough for production?

I am running Ubuntu Server. I want to make an application which uses an timestamp. For this I thought it was an good idea to make sure the time is correct on the system. I found this Time ...
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What is messing up my system clock?

Ubuntu 14.04 desktop, 64-bit I came in to work this morning and noticed that the clock on my system was off by approximately 3 minutes, as compared to the clock on my phone. That seems odd, since my ...
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Time is changing abnormaly on Ubuntu server

I have a problem with the time of my server. I did install ntp. I added a cron job: * * * * * root ntpdate -u 0.pool.ntp.org > /dev/null but every time the job is executed why my date goes up ...
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NTP not working in ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS

Is there any other way to sync my server close with external server. Some how NTP is not working in my Ubuntu server. sudo ntpdate -u pool.ntp.org no server suitable for synchronization found” ...
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How do I make my laptop act as an NTP server in LAN without connecting to the internet?

I need to set my laptop as an NTP server within my own local area network. From what I notice, I am able to sync the client to my NTP server in a local area network ONLY when a.) There is an ...
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NTP over a local network

I have one server: 192.168.0.40 and 4 clients: 192.168.0.61-192.168.0.64. The clients are Raspberry Pis and so have no real time clock. Therefore the time is always wrong. I have followed ...
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How to make udp port 123 to listen for ntp in ubuntu

I am doing time synchronization between two Ubuntu computer. I had one server synchronized time with GPS using gpsd and ntpd. But I want my client computer to synchronized with the server time as ...
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Disabling NTP causes error prompt on splash screen

For a project, I need to disable NTP (time-synch) however when I disable NTP, the next time at boot-up, I get a message at Splash Screen that states Press F to attempt to fix errors, I to ignore, S to ...
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How can I be sure that I'm using NTP version 4.2.8p1 or equivalent?

I've recently read about the vulnerabilities within ntp, here which can be closed by installing ntp version 4.2.8p1. However, I've used apt-get to install the latest version of ntp, on an Ubuntu ...
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Hyper-v / Ubuntu has incorrect time

I am using ubuntu desktop under Hyper-V on a Windows 8.1 machine and most of the time the machine is in sleep mode. This means that when I try to use the Ubuntu machine the time is off - by a lot ...
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What units does the ntp drift file use?

When the ntpd daemon is running, the file: /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift gets updated periodically. Example: 17:20 hostname 118 ~> ls -l /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift -rw-r--r-- 1 ntp ntp 7 May 20 16:46 ...
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ntp possible on ad hoc network in ubuntu ? 12.04 onwards

I am doing a research project on Vehicular Ad hoc networks.. I am using C programming language for socket programming, with four laptops installed with Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 versions. All the laptops ...