- Network Time Protocol, This will keep you system date with exact match to actual date.
- Type date to see current date and time
- Install NTP
aptitude install ntp-simple aptitude install ntpdate
Type ntpq -p to see servers you are syncing with.
Type date again to see if the time changed. You time should be synced in a next minute.
- [Optional]If you would like to add a server that is closer to you and you know its address. You could type:
/etc/init.d/ntp-server stop ntpdate clock.fmt.he.net ntpdate ntp1.tummy.com /etc/init.d/ntp-server start
Using The Cron
To configure the system to synchronize the clock with an Internet Time Server every morning, add the following entry to the /etc/crontab configuration file:
#m h dom mon dow user command 57 5 * * * root /usr/sbin/ntpdate ntp.blueyonder.co.uk
Public Internet Time Servers
uk.pool.ntp.org (This points to a random United Kingdom based time server)