NTP stands for Network Transport Protocol and it is used to keep the time on the servers synced with each other using a common reliable source to get the time.
The example below is for a basic NTP client/server setup.
Install NTP with
yum install ntp
Then check timezone with
If you’re not satisfied with your timezone and you wish to change, first list available zones with
and set your time zone with command below: (e.g. Berlin)
timedatectl set-timezone Europe/Berlin
Active the NTPD service at boot:
systemctl enable ntpd systemctl start ntpd
To get a basic report you can use commands ntpstat or date
And to get some information about the time synchronization process
All of your NTP configurations is available in /etc/ntp.conf file.
To be able to use your server as a NTP server for local network, please be sure you have a line
restrict 192.168.1.0 mask 255.255.255.0 nomodify notrap
where 192.168.1.0/24 is a local network you want to sync with your NTP server.
You can get the public NTP servers specific to your region from pool.ntp.org.