Linux time synchronization (resync system time)

by on Dec.06, 2011, under Linux (Ubuntu)

I recently noticed the system time on one of my servers was completely wrong. It turned out I had to re-synchronize the system time. In order to accomplish that simple task I installed a package called ntpdate, as I was going to synchronize the time via NTP (Network Time Protocol).

apt-get install ntpdate

After installing the ntpdate package I forced a sync by typing the command:

sudo ntpdate

And comfirmed it was working by entering date. That’s it.

Update (2012-06-10):

A useful list containing alternative ntp servers can be found here:

I was using this one today: ntpdate

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