I'm trying to update Ubuntu's date and time automatically, but I get an error for all time servers:

  1. asia.pool.ntp.org
  2. north-america.pool.ntp.org
  3. europe.pool.ntp.org
  4. Public Time Server (pool.ntp.org)
  5. oceania.pool.ntp.org

How to resolve this problem?

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2 Answers 2


For me most ntp.org servers also timed out, but you can find the list of all servers on: http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Servers/NTPPoolServers

Here you can also see servers based on zone and even country. You can also see how many servers are active.

You can add the servers listed on that page to your configuration file:


See more information in the Ubuntu ntp documentation.

  • i get The connection was reset error for servers.i tested that on browser
    – DolDurma
    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:51
  • When exactly do you get this error, and from which program?
    – agold
    Feb 4, 2016 at 10:55

You can check time servers manually with ntpdate -q europe.pool.ntp.org.

Also, your provider might have a time server you can use, which should be more reliable than a random pool member. It won't hurt to ask them.

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