Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat
User Name
Red Hat This forum is for the discussion of Red Hat Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-18-2006, 05:45 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Distribution: Red Hat 7.2, 8 and 9
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
NTP force update

In RedHat Linux 9, I have configured to synchronize the clock with a remote time server using the NTP (the server is "".

What command could I issue such that, I could force the NTP to update the date and time?
Old 07-18-2006, 06:30 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 983

Rep: Reputation: 46
i never run ntpdate, i prefer to run ntp as a daemon (ntpd) and i just run it for a hour or two just to keep the clock accurate, not like i am doing any scientific experiments needing time set to perfection but i like accurate time, in /etc/ntp.conf i have the following:


you may want to go to ntp's website and find an australian server list that is similar.
Old 07-26-2006, 07:29 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2006
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 1
you can add -x to the options in /etc/sysconfig/ntpd. that will call ntpdate when ntpd starts up for a one time sync.
1 members found this post helpful.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
help with NTP stevenhasty Slackware 6 02-16-2005 11:04 AM
NTP cannot work with timeserver, NTP-d can jerryvapps Linux - Networking 0 08-04-2004 02:04 PM
NTP cannot use server, NTP -d can jerryvapps Linux - Newbie 0 07-28-2004 02:22 PM
Cannot update NTP behind firewall erikm103 Linux - Software 1 12-12-2003 02:36 PM
Force update of dns cache? DrJones Linux - Networking 2 11-17-2003 04:55 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:41 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration