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How To Install NTP Server On Centos 6

Article By fredric


NTP (network time protocol) daemon

Introduction to NTP

In this how to we will be installing the NTP (network time protocol) daemon.

We first start by installing ntp:

yum -y install ntp

Now we will configure NTP to start on bootup.

chkconfig ntpd on

Lets now make sure our time is up to date on our server:

ntpdate 0.centos.pool.ntp.org

You should see an output like:

# ntpdate 0.centos.pool.ntp.org
 6 Mar 12:39:40 ntpdate[19226]: step time server offset 2.464276 sec

Now lets start the NTP service:

service ntpd start

Congrats, you have now configured your server as a NTP Server.

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