To install the NTP client and server, run the following command:
root # emerge net-misc/ntp
The ntp-client command immediately synchronizes your clock, and has separate ntp sync settings from the daemon:
/etc/conf.d/ntp-client- setting ntp-client upstream servers
NTPCLIENT_OPTS="-s -b -u \ 0.pool.ntp.org 1.pool.ntp.org \ 2.pool.ntp.org 3.pool.ntp.org"
The ntpd server is also an ntp-client of upstream servers. Ntpd continuously, and gradually synchronizes the local clock.
/etc/ntp.conf- setting ntpd upstream servers
# Pools for Gentoo users server 0.pool.ntp.org server 1.pool.ntp.org server 2.pool.ntp.org server 3.pool.ntp.org
If you are interested only in synchronizing your local clock against servers, then only add
ntp-client to your list of services to start at boot:
root # rc-update add ntp-client
After adding the
ntp-client service to the
default runlevel, the service can be started by executing the
rc command as root:
root # rc root ##g##* ##!g##Setting the clock via the NTP client 'ntpdate' ... [ OK ]
Executing the above command normally takes several seconds
If you are instead interested in running an NTP server, add
ntpd to your list of services to execute at boot:
root # rc-update add ntpd
ntpd serves as both a client and a server
To write your NTP sync time to the hardware at shutdown, and read hw clock at start.
root # echo 'clock_hctosys="YES"' >> /etc/conf.d/hwclock root # echo 'clock_systohc="YES"' >> /etc/conf.d/hwclock root # rc-service hwclock restart root # rc-update add hwclock boot