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How to setup a NTPd
When time on a virtual server drifts too much, you need to correct it, especially for security reasons, as one of the requirements for SSH connections is that time is accurate (within reason).
If you're running cPanel/WHM and you try to "Sync Time with Time Server", you'll get the following error:
Container environment detected - rdate skipped
This means you need to install NTP on the hardware node.
To install NTP, you'll want to do the following:
# yum -y install ntp
Once installed, you can sync the server by running:
# ntpdate uk.pool.ntp.org 4 Feb 17:13:20 ntpdate: step time server 126.96.36.199 offset 546.812749 sec
To enable the ntpdate service, use the following command:
# chkconfig ntpdate on Note: Forwarding request to 'systemctl enable ntpd.service'. Created symlink from /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/ntpd.service to /usr/lib/systemd/system/ntpd.service.
To start the service use:
# systemctl start ntpdate
You can then check it's running by doing:
# systemctl status ntpdate ● ntpdate.service - Set time via NTP Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/ntpdate.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: active (exited) since Sat 2023-02-04 17:32:23 GMT; 3s ago Process: 975805 ExecStart=/usr/libexec/ntpdate-wrapper (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS) Main PID: 975805 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Last updated: 2023-02-04