Default Ubuntu NTP configuration?


Just installed a new Ubuntu 10.04 server.. There appears to be an ntp service running already..

root@server2:/etc# ps aux | grep ntp
root      1981  0.0  0.1   3600   908 ?        Ss   12:56   0:00 /usr/sbin/ntpd
ntpd      1982  0.0  0.1   3496   916 ?        S    12:56   0:00 /usr/sbin/ntpd
root     18331  0.0  0.1   3376   748 pts/0    S+   14:56   0:00 grep --color=auto ntp

but there is no /etc/ntp.conf..

Where is this ntp daemon configured?


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For some bizarre reason, it's using the OpenBSD project's OpenNTPD. The NTP reference implementation is one "apt-get install ntp" away, or if you'd prefer to stick with OpenNTPD (there are all kinds, I guess…), take a look at /etc/openntpd/ntpd.conf.

There should be manpages about somewhere, but I don't recall their names, and I don't have OpenNTPD installed anymore. Try "man openntpd", "man ntpd" and "man ntpd.conf".


Just easier to stay with the default install I guess.. All I was after was to specify the ntp servers to use which I have done.. :)


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