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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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  • I understand "set an incoming NTP server" as "configure my NTP client to use an NTP server", not as "setting up a local NTP server". @conma293, maybe you can clarify the question? – zwets Sep 7 '15 at 20:06
  • thats correct zwets, sorry was a bit vague – conma293 Sep 7 '15 at 23:08
  • ntp does not care about time zones. ntp will sync regardless of what time zone you have selected. – dfc Sep 8 '15 at 2:08
  • so is ntp always in utc? – conma293 Sep 8 '15 at 3:31

To configure your system's timezone, either from a terminal run

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

or via the GUI open the application "Time & Date" (in the dash type "time" and it will show up) and set your location.

To configure NTP servers, if you have the (default) ntpdate package installed, edit NTPSERVERS in /etc/default/ntpdate, or if you (additionally) have the ntp package installed, edit /etc/ntp.conf.

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