What is the background process of "network time" in gnome control center (gnome system settings)? Is there a package providing this feature?

I've noticed that neither ntp nor openntpd are installed in Ubuntu 12.10

ubuntu 12.10 date and time network time

up vote 3 down vote accepted

Every time a network connection is established, the script /etc/network/if-up.d/ntpdate runs and ultimately calls ntpdate-debian, which sets the clock from the servers listed in the NTPSERVERS variable defined in /etc/default/ntpdate.

gnome-system-tools is the package provides all this information. This package is a Cross-platform configuration utilities.

Date & Time related are included in gnome-time-admin

Check here for package details: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/+package/gnome-time-admin

  • Thank you for your reply. I meant that neither ntp nor openntpd seem to be installed and somehow the clock is synchronized. But I don't know how. Shouldn't there be a background process/daemon running? – Savvas Radevic Nov 15 '12 at 13:31
  • @medigeek: Should. But it could also call ntpdate repeatedly. – Martin Schröder Nov 16 '12 at 9:33

Your Answer

 

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.