[CentOS] System on time

Matt Hyclak hyclak at math.ohiou.edu
Fri Nov 9 14:03:08 UTC 2007

On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 03:00:10PM +0100, Niki Kovacs enlightened us:
> To get my system on time, I usually issue these two commands:
> # ntpdate de.pool.ntp.org
> # hwclock -w
> And when I want this to be done on startup, I put the two lines in 
> rc.local.
> I wonder if this is an orthodox way to do things. Or is there something 
> more appropriate?

chkconfig ntpd on

will cause ntpd to sync and start the ntp daemon every boot.

service ntpd start 

will start the daemon right now.


Matt Hyclak
Department of Mathematics 
Department of Social Work
Ohio University
(740) 593-1263
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