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Configure NTP Client Gentoo

Just a quick reference for setting up your Gentoo server to get its time from an NTP server either local or on the Internet.

Get NTP onto the machine

emerge --ask -jv ntp

Edit the NTP config

vi /etc/ntp.conf

Comment out the servers that you do not need and add your own, the address I have added below is a pool of servers so we only need to set one entry you could do this internally by creating a DNS round robin type situation or just specify three seperate entries.


Edit the NTP entry in conf.d

vi /etc/conf.d/ntpd

Add the below lines


Now that it is configured start the service and make sure that it starts in your default run level.

/etc/init.d/ntp-client start ; rc-update add ntp-client default

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