What is the URL of the timer server used by Ubuntu?
The settings page just shows the radio option "Automatically from Internet", but it does not show the actual server URL, like in WIndows.
ntp.ubuntu.com. This is supported by example preseed files and the value used by the server and network installation methods (for which, the debug output shows
ntp.ubuntu.com as the value for the NTP server). To check the server status and time, you can run
ntpdate in debug mode (to see if there are other problems), or in query mode (to just see the time):
ntpdate -d ntp.ubuntu.com # Debug mode ntpdate -q ntp.ubuntu.com # Query mode
Your system will use Ubuntu's NTP server at
ntp.ubuntu.com by default.
To find what NTP server is being used, run:
grep ^server /etc/ntp.conf
If you get an error, then NTP is not installed. To install it, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:
sudo apt-get install ntp
ntpdate is deprecated. You can use this command to get the status and see which server is being used:
systemctl status systemd-timesyncd