[CentOS] Question about ntp

Tue May 28 01:50:51 UTC 2019
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 11:44:35AM +1000, Jobst Schmalenbach wrote:
> On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 06:32:19AM +0200, Ralf Prengel (ralf.prengel at rprengel.de) wrote:
> > 
> > Hallo,
> > 
> > what is the standard way to sync time under Centos 7.
> > ntp or chrony.
> I have used NTP for many, many years so I am familiar with it and also have ALL config files, I normally just delete chrony and install ntpd, then copy the config files and start ntp. All done, 2 minutes.
> Chrony cannot supply time info, so if you have clients requesting time info the server cannot serve time, you need ntpd for that. I have many windows stations that pull time from my CentOS servers.

Back when I used chrony in my home LAN it certainly did serve time. I
brought it up on my firewall (an old PC running SmoothWall) as a local
time server and it worked great for that purpose.

It's hard to imagine that someone would have REMOVED that ability in
the intervening years....

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