Unable to set up timedatectl to sync from a specific NTP server

ph flag

I am using my college's LAN and need my timedate to synchronize to the college's ntp server.

I tried editing the /etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf appropriately (by change the value after NTP= but it keeps trying to synchronize from (which won't work on lan)

Please advise

UPDATE: I have installed chrony and it seems to be working fine with this.

Artur Meinild avatar
vn flag
Please include the output of the following commands in your post: `systemctl status systemd-timesyncd.service` and `cat /etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf`.
Artur Meinild avatar
vn flag
Also did you restart the service after changing configuration?
Artur Meinild avatar
vn flag
Possible duplicate: [Setting multiple NTP servers in /etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf](
cn flag

You can edit the NTP server setting in /etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf.

NTP="your ntp server host name or address"

You can also set a fall back server

FallbackNTP="your fall back server host name or address"
in flag

apt install ntp

Open /etc/ntp.conf add

server yourlocalntpserver iburst

systemctl restart ntp

date -R

Artur Meinild avatar
vn flag
Hi. This doesn't really answer the question, since the OP asked about configuring `timesyncd`. Installing another NTP app does not answer this.
Christian Ehrhardt avatar
sl flag
Ack to @ArturMeinild and even if the request was for alternatives, I'd recommend the supported "chrony" instead of the demoted old "ntp"

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