Can I synchronise local time with some NTP-server?

Alex de Kruijff akruijff at
Thu Jun 5 10:12:50 PDT 2003

On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 09:55:39AM -0400, Tom Limoncelli wrote:
> [ I'm CC:'ing webmaster at so that he can add this as a "How to 
> get started" document to the web site. ]
> On Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at 03:37  PM, Constantine wrote:
> >Hello!
> >
> >I am running FreeBSD 4.8. How can I synchronise my clock with some NTP 
> >server? The time on my server right now is 4 minutes fast, and I do 
> >not like that... Can I set up a script that would automatically 
> >synchronise the time with some available server?
> >
> >My server is located in the USA, in case one would like to suggest 
> >some good servers to synchronise with. :-)
> I don't think that "read the man page" is a very good answer.  The man 
> page doesn't explain things very well (if someone would like to submit 
> what I write below to the maintainer, please do so).


The man page are not meant for this, there scope is limmited to the 
command. Books and article are. In fact the FreeBSD handbook have a 
section about this.


P.S. Its a good article. :-)

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