All Linux HowTo's

Configure NTP Client Gentoo

Just a quick reference for setting up your Gentoo server to get its time from an NTP server either local or on the Internet.

Get NTP onto the machine

emerge --ask -jv ntp

Edit the NTP config

vi /etc/ntp.conf

Comment out the servers that you do not need and add your own, the address I have added below is a pool of servers so we only need to set one entry you could do this internally by creating a DNS round robin type situation or just specify three seperate entries.

server au.pool.ntp.org

Edit the NTP entry in conf.d

vi /etc/conf.d/ntpd

Add the below lines

NTPDATE_CMD="ntpdate"
NTPDATE_OPTS="-b au.pool.ntp.org"

Now that it is configured start the service and make sure that it starts in your default run level.

/etc/init.d/ntp-client start ; rc-update add ntp-client default

Similar Posts:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *