Ubuntu NTP Server Install and Configure

Ubuntu NTP Server Install and Configure

This post is a guide on how to setup a NTP server using the ntppool.org pools. Please note that this does NOT include the required firewall rules if you are using UFW or FirewallD.

  1. Update package lists.
    • sudo apt-get update
  2. Install the NTP package.
    • sudo apt-get install ntp
  3. Add the NTP Pool addresses replacing the default Ubuntu Servers.
    • sudo nano /etc/ntp.conf
    • server 0.pool.ntp.org
    • server 1.pool.ntp.org
    • server 2.pool.ntp.org
    • server 3.pool.ntp.org
  4. Restart the NTP Service
    • sudo service ntp restart

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