Time Synchronization with ntpdate

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This blog post is pretty old. Be careful with the information you find in here. It's likely dead, dying, or wildly inaccurate.

To synchronize time on a linux machine via a cron job using ntpdate. 0 2 * * * /usr/sbin/ntpdate -u pool.ntp.org ntpdate is the program that goes to to the time server pool.ntp.org and updates the system time. The -u just tells it to use an unprivileged port.

Did this help you out? It took me a few days to piece together all this information together, I hope this saves you some time (who knows, maybe the future me will be thankful I wrote this down). Let me know your thoughts. shanestillwell@gmail.com