How to Configure NTP Client on the NetFoundry Ubuntu VM

This guide will provide basic instructions on how to configure the NetFoundry VM NTP client to sync time with an external source.


The NetFoundry Ubuntu VM comes with ntp already installed and running.  The VM is preconfigured to sync time automatically to the following sources:


The main configuration for ntp is located at the following configuration file



If you'd like to add or remove sources from the list, simply edit the configuration file & add or remove to the entries.

Once changes are made, please restart the service with the following command:

systemctl restart ntp


To learn more about ntp configuration(s) you can use the following command while in an SSH session on the NetFoundry VM:

man ntp.conf


To learn more about ntp you can visit the website






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