Enabling NTP daemon on CentOS

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Here are the steps to take to enable the Network Time Protocol (NTP) daemon on CentOS. Change the timeserver value to one that is close to you.

yum install ntp
ntpdate nl.pool.ntp.org
service ntpd start
chkconfig ntpd on

If you encounter the error “no server suitable for synchronization found”, you can use an unprivileged port to connect with the timeserver:

ntpdate -u nl.pool.ntp.org

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