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Debian GNU/Linux Reference Guide
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8.6.4 Set time (NTP)

Reference: Managing Accurate Date and Time HOWTO. Set time with permanent Internet connection

Set system clock to the correct time automatically via a remote server:

     # ntpdate server

This is good to have in /etc/cron.daily/ if your system has a permanent Internet connection. Set time with sporadic Internet connection

Use the chrony package.

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