HOWTO for most Linux distributions
As root, type the following at a shell:
...and all will be right with the world. Assuming your time zone
s aren't all screwed up.
is part of the ntp
suite for networked time synchronization available at www.ntp.org
XCthulu: Yes, xntpd will keep your computer's clock closer to Boulder's clock. It can get time via GPS, WWV, dial-up, and the government mind control ray broadcasting service. xntpd will wash your windows and empty the kitty litter. xntpd is a daemon, and like most networking daemons must be properly configured to avoid a security hole. It also has a proud history of remote exploits. ntpdate isn't nearly as slick, and it doesn't understand four day simultaneous time, but it will set your clock to a more reasonable approximation of the current time as most people need without any potential of future security problems.