• Updating Server Time on Ubuntu

    A handy way to help keep a Ubuntu server’s date current is to add a daily cron job that runs the ntpdate command. To do this you just repeat the following in a terminal.
    Create a file named ntpdate in /etc/cron.daily/ :

    sudo nano /etc/cron.daily/ntpdate

    Now add the following to this file:

    ntpdate ntp.ubuntu.com pool.ntp.org 

    Save and exit, then make the job executable:

    sudo chmod 755 /etc/cron.daily/ntpdate

    Your server will now update once a day using either the ntp.ubuntu.com or pool.ntp.org time server. But there is a better way...

    A much simpler method is to add the ntp daemon. This use to be called ntp-simple when using apt, but it is now just ntp on Hardy:

    sudo apt-get install ntp

    To add more time servers, edit the ntp.conf file and modify the settings:

    sudo nano /etc/ntp.conf
    server ca.pool.ntp.org
    server pool.ntp.org


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