The ntpdate(8) tool


A useful tool for syncing the time with a NTP server – I have ntpd running on all my servers – its bundled with the base FreeBSD system, just enable it in /etc­/rc.conf:


And start the service:

# service ntpd start

However, with my FreeBSD 11 VM on my surface pro the constant sleeping and hibernating throws the clock out to the point network services stop working. It’s easy to update it when you need to be sure:

# ntpdate -b

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Guy Tabrar

*NIX Admin.