Update time on Fedora CoreX - Easy points!

Posted on 2006-05-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Ok, I know how to change the timezones on my machine, and how to issue date xxxxxx to change the time manually. I want to get very accurate times though - how can i get my server to sync the time with a time server, similar to the way windows XP can update time. I was thinking ntpd, but that seems like the way to get my machine to become a time server.

Let me know what commands to issue to update the time. Thanks.

OS: Fedora Core 3++
Question by:ChrisSMG
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    rdate -s remote.server
    ntpdate remote.server

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    Which remote server would I use?
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    Also, after setting system time You may consider cpying it to hardware clock (BIOS)
    hwclock --systohc
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    I could suggest you try using system-config-time type in your terminal


    If you dont want to use that you can always do

    man date

    this will display a manual for the date command
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    > Which remote server would I use?
    The one that serves the time (either with datetime or ntp protocol).
    I don't know which server is for You...
    Example: i'm in Poland using: /usr/sbin/ntpdate -q # q stands for query only - don't set


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