NTP for Linux operating system
Most of the Linux based operating systems contain their own version of NTP, which is designed to synchronize the time across a network. NTP Unix and Linux systems store keys in a secure file called "ntp.keys. Each line in the file provides a secure key in the format 'key number' encryption code 'key'.
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NTP organisation consists of a client - server model. In the top of this hierarchy there are a small number of machines known as reference clocks (Time Servers, NTP Servers). A reference clock is known as Stratum 0 and is typically a cesium clock or a GPS NTP that receives time from satellites. Attached to these machines there are stratum 1 servers
Installing and configuring time synchronisation with NTP. NTPD (NTP Daemon) or ntpupdate are our friends, that lend us accurate linux system clock. Tutorial was written for Fedora, RedHat, CentOS Linux systems.
Installing and configuring NTP is actually quite easy. It will, however, require the use of the command line. With that in mind, lets’ get busy.