Ntpd not updating
It’s still more complex than it is with Ubuntu, but it is the price that those who want more control must pay. And which method do you use for your synchronization?
Alternatively, systems like Chrony and Open NTPD offer the same service, and work generally in the same way.
The first sample after that, no matter what the offset, steps the clock to the indicated time.
In practice this reduces the false alarm rate where the clock is stepped in error to a vanishingly low incidence.
When your machine boots up it will set its clock to the timestamp fake-hwclock wrote during the last reboot/shutdown.
This means you can have a somewhat correct clock in case there are network issues when you boot up.
On top of this, use of NTP is still recommended to deal with the fake clock "drifting" while the hardware is halted or rebooting.
This will stop some of the problems that may be caused by a system believing it has travelled in time back to 1970, such as needing to perform filesystem checks at every boot.
Visit Stack Exchange I am running Ubuntu on an ARM based embedded system that lacks a battery backed RTC. Thus, I use the NTP service to update the time to the current time.
I added the following line to $ date ; sudo service ntp stop ; sudo ntpdate -s gov ; sudo service ntp start ; date Thu Jan 1 UTC 1970 * Stopping NTP server ntpd [ OK ] * Starting NTP server [ OK ] Thu Feb 14 UTC 2013 # apt-get install fake-hwclock fake-hwclock: Save/restore system clock on machines without working RTC hardware Some machines don't have a working realtime clock (RTC) unit, or no driver for the hardware that does exist.
This post briefly outlines how one can force a ntp (Network Time Protocol) sync with the ntp servers defined in the /etc/configuration file.
Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.In that case, the synchronization has to be set up manually, using NTP (Network Time Protocol).