🐧 Synchronizing the system clock across the network

2021/01/31 by Paulo Pereira

~/categories/Linux #Linux #Arch Linux #NTP

systemd-timesyncd is a daemon that has been added for synchronizing the system clock across the network. (…)

Basically it makes sure your system clock is in sync in you network. In my home network I set this up to make sure my desktop, server and laptop are in sync.

I added NTP servers in the timesyncd configuration file, before enabling and starting the service:

sudo vi /etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf
NTP=0.arch.pool.ntp.org 1.arch.pool.ntp.org 2.arch.pool.ntp.org 3.arch.pool.ntp.org
FallbackNTP=0.pt.pool.ntp.org 1.europe.pool.ntp.org 2.europe.pool.ntp.org 
sudo systemctl enable systemd-timesyncd
sudo systemctl start systemd-timesyncd
sudo systemctl status systemd-timesyncd
timedatectl status
timedatectl timesync-status