Keeping a cloud server synchronized: Rackspace

For various purposes (such as the accurate labelling of backup files) it is a good idea if the time on the server is correct. Here is how to set up a server so that it keeps track of the time from an authoritative source on the Internet.

Installing an NTP client

yum install ntp

Telling it where to look for the time

ntpdate 0.pool.ntp.org

Starting the service

service ntpd start

Telling the service to start automatically

chkconfig ntpd on

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