Time synchronization on CentOS 6.2 using NTP


To install the ntp, just enter this command at the terminal:

sudo yum install ntp


To make the ntpd start at boot time, use this commands:

sudo chkconfig ntpd on


After installation, edit the default ntp configuration:

sudo nano  /etc/ntp.conf


Commented out/remove the default CentOS servers,you can add your own time-servers here to synchronize with, http://www.pool.ntp.org/zone/europe or http://www.pool.ntp.org/zone/north-america lists:

After you are done with the configuration, just start the ntp service:

sudo service ntpd start


To check if the NTP service is synchronizing:

sudo ntpq -pn


To check the synchronization log:

sudo tail -f /var/log/messages


Geeky Comparison with Windows clock after synchronization:

Hope this will help you!


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