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ntpdate - client for setting system time from NTP servers (deprecated)

NTP, the Network Time Protocol, is used to keep computer clocks accurate by synchronizing them over the Internet or a local network, or by following an accurate hardware receiver that interprets GPS, DCF-77, NIST or similar time signals.
ntpdate is a simple NTP client that sets a system's clock to match the time obtained by communicating with one or more NTP servers. It is not sufficient, however, for maintaining an accurate clock in the long run. ntpdate by itself is useful for occasionally setting the time on machines that do not have full-time network access, such as laptops.
If the full NTP daemon from the package "ntp" is installed, then ntpdate is not necessary.
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Homepagehttp://support.ntp.org/
4.2.8p13
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Manual pages

ntpdate(8)

ntpdate - set the date and time via NTP

ntpdate-debian(8)

ntpdate-debian - set the date and time via NTP

Latest updates

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Fedora rawhide development/Everything-os: Updated from 4.2.8p13-3.fc31 to 4.2.8p13-4.fc32

Oct 10
  • drop timedatex recommendation
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Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 1:4.2.8p12+dfsg-3ubuntu2 reintroduced

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS xenial-updates/main: Version 1:4.2.8p4+dfsg-3ubuntu5.9 reintroduced

Oct 02
  • SECURITY UPDATE: code execution via buffer overflow in decodearr
    • debian/patches/CVE-2018-7183.patch: prevent writing beyons limits in ntpq/ntpq.c.
    • CVE-2018-7183
  • SECURITY UPDATE: DoS via certain packets with a zero-origin timestamp
    • debian/patches/CVE-2018-7185.patch: add additional checks to ntpd/ntp_proto.c.
    • CVE-2018-7185
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS xenial-updates/main: Version 1:4.2.8p4+dfsg-3ubuntu5.9 removed

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Related packages

ntpdate-debuginfo - Debug information for package ntpdate
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