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NTP, Network Time Protocol for time synchronization between computer systems over UDP.

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setting local ntp server does not work

I want to sync my RPI 3 to a local time server. I've installed ntp using apt-get. I edited the file /etc/ntp.conf and added the following line server [ip-address]. I restarted ntp using sudo ...
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Bash script doubt - How can I automatically update the hwclock with NTP when I have internet connection

Bash script in How can I automatically update the hwclock with NTP when I have internet connection seems not to run as expected in Raspbian Stretch 9.4 The log file will be created with the first ...
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ntpd -gq hangs and time is not updated

In attempts to synchronize time, following the advice to run $ sudo ntpd -qg. This does not terminate on its own, and the time is not updated. How to debug this problem? pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo /etc/...
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How to force NTPD to update date/time after boot?

The Raspberry Pi lacks a hardware clock. How do I force NTPD to update date/time immediately after every boot? I'm running Raspbian and the Raspberry Pi is connected using an Ethernet cable.
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Setup Raspberry Pi3 as NTP server (not using external NTP server)

I've searched around, but I cannot find an answer. Can I use my Raspberry Pi as an NTP server (independently). I want to synchronize 4 devices on a LAN for logging. They will be on a LAN with no ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ not reading time from the GPS

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with Adafruit Ultimate GPS HAT (https://www.adafruit.com/product/2324) with external antenna. I configured the device to act as NTP server but the NTP server won't work (No ...
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Switch out the X1 Oscillator on a RPI 2/3

Just like a lot of people I'm using a RPi as a NTP server (more info about the basic setup here: https://framkant.org/2017/03/stratum-1-ntp-server-with-freebsd-on-raspberry-pi/) I have found that the ...
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How to set NTP client on RPi-4 to point to a local IP on my lan?

I'm putzing with RPi-4 with (I guess) stretch and initially both the NTP= and Fallbackntp= lines of timesyncd.conf are hashed out. Yet service ntp status shows it soliciting 10 pool servers. When I ...
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DNS and NTP not working after installing NetworkManger on Raspberry Pi

can anyone help me, this issue has been driving me mad for 4 months, I have very limited experience with any form or Linux and at a complete loss at to how to make it work. I have a Raspberry Pi 4 ...
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GPS (USB) with NTP has a consistantly large offset and high jitter from public NTP sources

I have a Raspberry Pi Model B Rev 2 (BCM2835 rev 000e). Connected to it is a USB G-Mouse GPS receiver - which is really just a u-blox 7 GPS receiver. I've had it running for about 15 hours now and it ...
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Time and timezone issues on Raspberry Pi

I've a Raspberry Pi that I was using in the EST timezone. It had an NTP service installed (sudo apt-get install ntp) and the Raspberry Pi was set to the UTC timezone. The date on the Raspberry Pi was ...
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How to know if time is synced?

I'm writing a software in C and it is running as a systemd service. I need the service to run after time has synced or alternatively, I need a way for my C program to identify if time has synced. I'm ...
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Raspberry Pi Date and Time wrong with using both Ethernet and WiFi

Update I resolved the issue. My static ip address had a default gateway set. Once removed the issue was fixed. I have a Raspberry Pi that I use in headless mode, and it has been configured to ...
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Configure Date and Time from On Boarding Script

I work at a manufacturing plant and we use raspberry pis for videos on a schedule. We use Screenly to schedule when certain videos will play back but currently I also need to manually correct the date ...
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ntpq -p reports all available servers have stratum 16

ntpq -p reports all available servers have stratum 16. Therefor the time is cannot be set. However I can ping all the servers. ntpq -p remote refid st t when poll reach delay ...
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What is the most apt way to setup a RTC?

I've gone through a plethora of sources and found it a little confusing with too much information hence posting this question. Firstly, the scenario is, I've set up my PI-3B(jessie) with PCF8523t RTC....
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Raspberry PI 3 B+ as NTP server cannot sync

I have setup my RPI 3 B+ model to act as an NTP server but I'm not able to sync my window machine to it. The NTP server uses PPS from GPS devices (Adafruit ultimate GPS hat) attached to external ...
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cannot sync timedatectl (pi to PC)

when I type timedatectl I can see that sync is active. however the pi fails to get the time from a PC connected to it (on this pc the service W32time is running and should provide time info to all ...
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How to set custom NTP servers in recent raspbian (Stretch) systems?

How do I set the NTP server setting to a custom value in recent versions of Raspbian? I've noticed in a Stretch image that /etc/ntpd.conf does not exist in the default full image, nor is ntpd process ...
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Raspberry pi ntp client fails to sync on network master clock

I have a pi3B+ with stretch. I am trying to sync its clock using a network master clock (a pc set as ntp server) through direct ethernet connection. I can't see my server synching the pi. I followed ...
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How to use NTP on Raspberry Pi by local NTP server

I have Raspberry Pi Model-B with the Raspbian Wheezy OS and a local NTP server. I want to synchronise my Raspberry Pi board with my local NTP server (not using the Internet). All the process must be ...
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Raspberry Pi as LAN Time Server?

I found variations to my question but I'm not sure those other topics answer my question specifically. I have several smart switches on which I have flashed custom firmware. One of the primary ...
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ntp doesn't work in raspberry pi

the problem is my raspberry pi 3 doesn't show the correct date and time.i edit this file: sudo nano /etc/ntp.conf with correct server addresses and i try this commands : sudo /etc/init.d/ntp stop ...
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How do I set Raspbian to use the primary time server time.nist.gov?

I have several Rpi3s running Raspbian. They collect data and I use FileZilla to copy data from one to another. Ideally, I am only copying files that have changes or are new. FileZilla can be ...
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pi zero running raspbian has UTC time 4 hours off

Ok, I have this raspberry pi zero that's been running for most of a year now and I noticed a few weeks ago that the time was off by several hours. I did some digging and it just plain thinks that UTC ...
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NTP is not enabled (doesn't exist) but Pi figures out timezone and time. How?

the ntp string isn't found in syslog. It's definitely not running. But when it has internet access, it has the right time. What's the mechanism? This is on Raspbian Stretch minimal install.
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Denver time zone shows EDT, -0400, should be MDT, -0600

Output from %timedatectl status is "Time zone: America/Denver (EDT, -0400)" Something is corrupt since Denver is in fact MDT, -0600. Is there a file I can remove and replace? Edit: As Jaromanda has ...
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Synchronise Pi clocks on a LAN with no Internet connection

I'm setting up an installation where a small number of LAN connected Pis (model 3) will display a number of image slideshows, each on a separate display. As the images on each of the displays must ...
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Temperature variations affect NTP server accuracy

I have a ‘fun’ problem I’m trying to sort out. Bear with me! I’ve been running a Raspberry Pi 1 B+ for a year or so as an NTPsec Stratum one timeserver - using the GPS Hat (Here’s how you can make ...
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Chrony doesn't sync time with gpsd

I have a Raspberry Pi that will be used for logging sensor data while not connected to the internet. Since the Raspberry Pi doesn't have an RTC, and to still get the actual time, I want to use a GPS ...
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Verifying how recently Pi system time has been synched to ntp servers within a script?

Questions are at the bottom. When adding a time stamp based on the Pi's system time to a data file, I'd like to include some information about how reliable that time is. For example, if the Pi has ...
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How to manually adjust system clock for testing purposes

I have written a Python script that is set to run different functions at different days/times. I would like to test it by setting the system clock to 1-2 minutes before the dates/times that the Python ...
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Recommended way for a python script to check NTP update status, and initiate an update if necessary?

I am writing a data logging python script and I would like it to find out if the system clock has been synchronized via NTP recently, and if not, to attempt to cause it to happen before proceeding. ...
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System time problem on Raspberry Pi after power outage

If have a raspberry pi on Raspbian running a home automation server. That server depends upon accurate system time on the raspberry pi. When I have a power outage for a bit of time and then the ...
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Sync system clock with GPS time on `systemd-timesyncd`

With the arrival of Raspbian Stretch, ntpd is replaced by systemd-timesyncd. I used to be able to sync the system clock with GPS time by adding a few lines to /etc/ntp.conf. Anyone has any clue how to ...
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NTP—Master for WLAN without acces to the internet

I have successfully managed to setup an RPi3 as a WLAN router, such that other clients can connect to it. In case the master is connected via Ethernet and has Access to the internet, that connection ...
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Determining when NTP is active

I have a Python script that runs at startup and needs the correct time in order to function properly. I have setup the raspi-config to wait for a network connection before continuing so the code won'...
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When do I need accurate time via NTP?

The Raspberry Pi has no hardware clock, so the OS has to fetch the date and time every time when it boots if one wants accurate time. Do I need accurate NTP time at all and what use cases require it? ...
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Raspberry Pi Time is off by 45 min

I'm currently running a Pi as a file and Webserver on my small home network. My two Windows-10 PCs have the correct time, but I noticed the Pi time is approx 45 minutes off. No big deal, but when I ...
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why two RPis show quite different ntp results?

I have two RPis running on the same network, with the same Internet access. One of them is a B and the other one a B+ model. Both run the same distro with ntp enabled for quite a long time (this is to ...
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Can't access NTP server with a static IP address

The time on my Raspberry Pi is off by a few days. When I try $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure ntp it doesn't change the time, but some stuff comes up in the syslog: Oct 21 18:27:45 airpiClock ntpd[2142]: ntpd ...
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Sync Raspberry Pi with NTP Server on Boot

I am using my Raspberry Pi with OpenMediaVault, a variant of Debian/Raspian intended for running a NAS server. The web interface for the operating system features a user interface that allows for ...
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Ntp service don't runs and timedate are wrong

My raspberry was wrong time and date. I run 'ps auxwww | grep ntp' and i get: pi 7282 0.0 0.1 4248 1480 pts/0 S+ 05:50 0:00 grep --color=auto ntp So i don't have ntp service ...
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Raspberry PI3 RTC problems with ntpd on jessie

i am looking for a solution that can prefer NTP, updating the RTC when possible, and then fall back to the RTC when no network is available. it seems that NTP do this job and when the ntp is running ...
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ntp.conf Permission Denied on Pi3

I'm having an issue with my new Pi. I picked the starting project of Stratum 2 NTP server. At a minimum I would like to act as a local NTP server for machines on the LAN. Per multiple sources online ...
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DS3231 RTC not keeping time after shutdown on Raspberry Pi?

I'm assembling a Smart Mirror for an applied project for college. This mirror has a Raspberry Pi 3 on the back. How this all started is that the campus' network blocks NTP, so we had to buy an RTC ...
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NTP crashes Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspberry Pi 3. I use it as a FTP-server provisionally. Every 2/3 days it crashes because of a problem with the NTP. I have cut the power to reboot it. I have the system logs which show ...
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How to disable or shutdown NTP daemon?

I am running PI 3 as a standalone system. Therefore, it won't have internet connection and pi's date and time is manually set and Real Time Clock chip is used to keep the pi's date/time current. It ...
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Raspberry Pi 2: Sync clock with local server?

I have 10 Rpi2s with me and I have created a setup like this. My Windows system clock is set to local time once and I expect it to be powered at all times. It is a Workstation class system and it acts ...
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Can I tell if NTP Synch has happened since boot?

I'm using a Raspberry Pi 2 (Jessie) to log some data. It only runs for a few hours at a time. When I boot it, the clock is wrong. This has been discussed at length in a number of threads. I'd like to ...