How to setup NTP via command line over SSH

network time setup NTP

How to setup NTP via command line over SSH connection to a server:

Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a networking protocol for clock synchronization between computer systems over packet-switched, variable-latency data networks. In operation since before 1985, N.T.P is one of the oldest Internet protocols in current use.

Procedure on CentOS

Login as the root user

Type the following command to install N.T.P

# yum install ntp

Turn on service on boot:

# chkconfig ntpd on

Synchronize the system cloc

k with server:

# ntpdate

Start the NTP:

# /etc/init.d/ntpd start

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