NTP setting in Expedition

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NTP setting in Expedition

L2 Linker

Does anyone know how to change the NTP settings in Expedition. For instance to point it to a local server?


L3 Networker

SSH to Expedition and change the /etc/ntp.conf settings


ssh -l expedition <ip.of.your.server>

sudo -s . (passwd: paloalto)

nano /etc/ntp.conf

comment out all lines starting with "pool ..." and insert  a "server statement:


# Use servers from the NTP Pool Project. Approved by Ubuntu Technical Board
# on 2011-02-08 (LP: #104525). See http://www.pool.ntp.org/join.html for
# more information.
# pool 0.ubuntu.pool.ntp.org iburst
# pool 1.ubuntu.pool.ntp.org iburst
# pool 2.ubuntu.pool.ntp.org iburst
# pool 3.ubuntu.pool.ntp.org iburst

# Use Ubuntu's ntp server as a fallback.
# pool ntp.ubuntu.com



Restart NTP: service ntp restart

or stop and run ntpdate and start again

service ntp stop


service ntp start



That is what I was looking for @KlausGroeger but on my VM /etc/ntp.conf and NTP service are missing.

I am looking now at:




They seem to apply to my Ubuntu. I am trying to validate the success of the changes now...

Just become root on your expedition server and install ntp and ntpdate:


apt-get install ntpdate

apt-get install ntp


Go on with the above.

It never crossed my mind to install ntp and ntpdate. Aparently if installed they start takeing care of keeping time even if the new (replacement) service is installed already. Thank you for guidance and support @KlausGroeger


What I ended up doing though is:

  • add the local seerver in: /etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf
  • check the status with: systemctl status systemd-timesyncd.service


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