I've got a clock skew on an older Core2 duo laptop used for testing. Its causing make to complain about sources files being dated in the future after an scp. According to the Debian NTP wiki under Install and Configure:

dpkg-reconfigure ntp

It produces the following, with no configuration choices:

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure ntp
update-rc.d: warning: start and stop actions are no longer supported; falling back to defaults

I found /etc/default/ntp, but there's not much to it:

$ cat /etc/default/ntp

How do I set the time servers and the update interval?

$ ntpq -p
     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset  jitter
\*static-96-244-9   2 u   39   64   17    8.012    2.418   0.676
 srcf-ntp.stanfo      2 u   41   64   17   71.084    0.577   0.722
 soft-sea-01.ser   2 u   40   64   17   68.163    4.503   0.953
 bindcat.fhsu.ed    2 u   35   64   17   63.176    2.035   0.548

/etc/defaults/ntp only configures the lanch enviroment of the daemon

the servers are set in /etc/ntp.conf

Install ntp-doc for the man pages for that file and ntpd

  • Thanks. How do I set the time servers and the update interval? – jww Jun 4 '16 at 23:40

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