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Setting Up chrony

chrony is an implementation of the Network Time Protocol and helps to keep your computer's time synchronized with NTP.

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Installation

To install chrony, type:
sudo apt-get install chrony -y
To create the chrony.conf config file, copy and paste the following:
cat > $HOME/chrony.conf << EOF
pool time.google.com iburst minpoll 1 maxpoll 2 maxsources 3
pool ntp.ubuntu.com iburst minpoll 1 maxpoll 2 maxsources 3
pool us.pool.ntp.org iburst minpoll 1 maxpoll 2 maxsources 3
# This directive specify the location of the file containing ID/key pairs for
# NTP authentication.
keyfile /etc/chrony/chrony.keys
# This directive specify the file into which chronyd will store the rate
# information.
driftfile /var/lib/chrony/chrony.drift
# Uncomment the following line to turn logging on.
#log tracking measurements statistics
# Log files location.
logdir /var/log/chrony
# Stop bad estimates upsetting machine clock.
maxupdateskew 5.0
# This directive enables kernel synchronisation (every 11 minutes) of the
# real-time clock. Note that it can’t be used along with the 'rtcfile' directive.
rtcsync
# Step the system clock instead of slewing it if the adjustment is larger than
# one second, but only in the first three clock updates.
makestep 0.1 -1
EOF
Move the file to /etc/chrony/chrony.conf
sudo mv $HOME/chrony.conf /etc/chrony/chrony.conf
Restart chrony in order for config change to take effect.
sudo systemctl restart chronyd.service

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Helpful Commands

To see the source of synchronization data.
chronyc sources
To view the current status of chrony.
chronyc tracking

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Bonus Commands

To pick your timezone run the following command:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
Find your region using the simple text-based GUI.
In the event that you are using national system like India's IST select:
Asia/Kolkata
This will be appropriate for all locales in the country (IST, GMT+0530).