LPI Linux Certification/Maintain System Time

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Candidates should be able to properly maintain the system time and synchronize the clock via NTP.

  • Key knowledge area(s):
    • Set the system date and time.
    • Set the BIOS clock to the correct time in UTC.
    • Configure the correct timezone.
    • Basic NTP configuration
    • Knowledge of using the pool.ntp.org service.
  • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
    • /usr/share/zoneinfo
    • /etc/timezone
    • /etc/localtime
    • /etc/ntp.conf
    • date
    • hwclock
    • ntpd
    • ntpdate
    • pool.ntp.org