Set Up Chrony For Accurate System Time

Revision as of 13:55, February 5, 2014 by Duncan.Britton (Talk)

Accurate System Time (NTP)

It's important that your Funtoo Linux system has an accurate clock. NTP (network time protocol) can ensure your clock is accurate at all time.

The recommended NTP client/server is net-misc/chrony (package not on wiki - please add).

# emerge chrony
# rc-update add chronyd default

Use something like the following for your /etc/chrony/chrony.conf:

{{{name}}}
{{{body}}}

Chronyd can then be started immediately by running rc to start all new services:

# rc

Because Funtoo Linux starts network daemons without waiting for an Internet connection to become available, and because chrony will attempt to synchronize the clock over the Internet when it first starts, you must manually configure chronyd to be dependent on whatever method you use to enable your outbound network connectivity. For example, if using dhcpcd, add the following to /etc/conf.d/chronyd:

{{{name}}}
{{{body}}}

You should notice a marked improvement in your system clock's accuracy. If your system time was off by a significant amount, chronyd will gradually correct your clock while the system runs.