Ntp not updating system time
I added the following line to $ date ; sudo service ntp stop ; sudo ntpdate -s gov ; sudo service ntp start ; date Thu Jan 1 UTC 1970 * Stopping NTP server ntpd [ OK ] * Starting NTP server [ OK ] Thu Feb 14 UTC 2013 notice the '-b' flag on ntpdate.
The hardware clock is physically present and continues to run from battery power even if the system is not plugged into a power source, this is how the time stays in place when there is no power available.
NTP needs more than one server to compare against, vote and pick the 'best' time source from.
If this is a virtual server then there are other things you need to do to keep ntp in check on linux.
but the time never updates, it always stays on the incorrect time (it seems to be pulling time from the ESXi host on reboot unless i set it with ntpdate) I have unticked the box to get the time from the host. 1 u 22 64 377 8.661 -0.036 0.126 -ISP1 18.104.22.168 2 u 36 64 377 11.720 -0.027 0.280 #PRIVATE7 .
NTPD is running ntpq -pcrv -bash-3.2# ntpq -pcrv remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter ============================================================================== dc3.domai 10.1.1.2 2 u 29 64 377 0.567 -4263.4 10.392 ass ID=0 status=c011 sync_alarm, sync_unspec, 1 event, event_restart, version="ntpd [email protected] Mon Dec 9 UTC 2013 (1)", processor="i686", system="Linux/3.10.23-xxxx-std-ipv6-32", leap=11, stratum=16, precision=-20, rootdelay=0.000, rootdispersion=2356.905, peer=0, refid=INIT, reftime=00000000.00000000 Thu, Feb 7 2036 .000, poll=6, clock=d81ce655.d5ce975b Mon, Nov 24 2014 .835, state=1, offset=0.000, frequency=-0.140, jitter=0.001, noise=0.001, stability=0.000, tai=0 Something looks to be broken in your time setup.