How to update the hosts clock as part of cron daily?

Brian W. brian at
Tue Sep 8 14:05:46 UTC 2015

I run ntpdate at boot and ntpd  afterwards to keep it in sync. Copying a
few lines from /etc/defaults/rc.conf is pretty much all there is to it.
Search that file for ntpdate and ntpd if I remember correctly.

On Sep 8, 2015 6:57 AM, "Ernie Luzar" <luzar722 at> wrote:

> Hello List;
> My host motherboard clock is losing about 3 seconds a day.
> I have replaced the the motherboard battery but this did not help.
> So now I want to run "ntpd -q" or ntpdate once a day as part of
> cron:periodic:daily.
> I see 480.status-ntpd but no info on what it does or how to active if.
> What is the normal practice to accomplish this?
> Thanks
> Ernie
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