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Quick tip — Staying up-to-date on linux
We noticed that our servers’ clocks were slightly off. Adding the following to our /etc/rc.local file keeps our servers updated whenever it boots:
set -- `nc time.nist.gov 13` date -u --set="$2 $3"
I’ve also added it to our cron.daily so there’s no slip while the servers are running.
On this particular server we were resource-limited, so installing
ntpd wasn’t an option. However, if you have the resources then this would be the preferred approach.