Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NTP Sync On Startup How To | Linux Howto | Redhat and CentOS

Tech Blog - Here is a quick howto on forcing your NTP service running on Linux Redhat and CentOS to sync during start up of the ntpd daemon, instead of doing ntpdate command is by adding -x on the option below is the howto on doing this[poiu

Go to
cd /etc/sysconfig
vi ntpd

You should see something like the below entry, take note of the 2nd line(OPTIONS)
# Drop root to id 'ntp:ntp' by default.
OPTIONS=" -u ntp:ntp -p /var/run/"

# Set to 'yes' to sync hw clock after successful ntpdate

# Additional options for ntpdate
Edit the entry by adding -x it should look like the one below now
OPTIONS="-x -u ntp:ntp -p /var/run/"
Save the file and start ntpd by issuing /etc/init.d/ntpd start
# /etc/init.d/ntpd restart
ntpd: Synchronizing with time server: [ OK ]
Starting ntpd: [ OK ]

Now every time ntpd start it will attempt to synchronize with time server.

hope this helps.

1 comment:

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Nice inof, but how do i configure a NTP server? i want to do this with a client and a server.The post give me very useful information.It was exactly as you said.
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