Time Synchronization

Troubleshooting Linux Time Synchronization with NTP

Time synchronization is an important system administration task for Linux systems. This guide explains how to configure, and also troubleshoot time issues.


Time Synchronization The network time protocol helps computer systems to synchronize their time. We know this protocol by its shorter name NTP. In the past, it was not really a big issue if your system was a few minutes off. This changed with the interconnected world we are now living in. One of the better examples is networks relying on the authentication protocol Kerberos. If your system time is not correct, you may not be able to authenticate.