systemd-timesyncd.service(8) — Linux manual page



NAME         top

       systemd-timesyncd.service, systemd-timesyncd - Network Time

SYNOPSIS         top



DESCRIPTION         top

       systemd-timesyncd is a system service that may be used to
       synchronize the local system clock with a remote Network Time
       Protocol server. It also saves the local time to disk every time
       the clock has been synchronized and uses this to possibly advance
       the system realtime clock on subsequent reboots to ensure it
       monotonically advances even if the system lacks a
       battery-buffered RTC chip.

       The systemd-timesyncd service specifically implements only SNTP.
       This minimalistic service will set the system clock for large
       offsets or slowly adjust it for smaller deltas. More complex use
       cases are not covered by systemd-timesyncd.

       The NTP servers contacted are determined from the global settings
       in timesyncd.conf(5), the per-link static settings in .network
       files, and the per-link dynamic settings received over DHCP. See for more details.

       timedatectl(1)'s set-ntp command may be used to enable and start,
       or disable and stop this service.

       timedatectl(1)'s timesync-status or show-timesync command can be
       used to show the current status of this service.

FILES         top

           The modification time of this file indicates the timestamp of
           the last successful synchronization (or at least the systemd
           build date, in case synchronization was not possible).

           A file that is touched on each successful synchronization, to
           assist systemd-time-wait-sync and other applications to
           detecting synchronization events.

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1), timesyncd.conf(5),,
       systemd-networkd.service(8), systemd-time-wait-sync.service(8),
       timedatectl(1), localtime(5), hwclock(8)

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