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time synchronization in Fedora27 which service is responsible ?

asked 2018-03-05 06:04:15 -0600

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Hi, just wondering wich service in Fedora27 responsible for current time update/synchronisation ?

sudo systemctl status cronyd Unit cronyd.service could not be found.

sudo systemctl status ntpd Unit ntpd.service could not be found.

but I always get current time exactly. can someone explain ?

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Try systemd-timesyncd.service

tim8723 gravatar imagetim8723 ( 2018-03-05 09:13:32 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-03-05 10:28:41 -0600

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Fedora usually installs the chrony package for this purpose. If you prefer ntp you can install the ntp package.

The chrony package provides chronyd.service and the ntp package provides ntpd.service.

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In addition to the daemon chronyd, it also provides the command line tool chronyc, which is very useful for administration and monitoring of your time service. (chronyc tracking, chronyc sources, ...)

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-03-05 10:31:48 -0600 )edit
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answered 2018-03-05 10:33:16 -0600

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updated 2018-03-05 10:34:58 -0600

Referring to the command you have tried, the right one is:

sudo systemctl status chronyd

(you just missed the h in chrony)

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