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[[Wikipedia:Network Time Protocol|Network Time Protocol]] 通过Internet 时间服务器同步 GNU/Linux 系统[[Time (简体中文)|时间]]的最常见方法。设计时考虑到了各种网络延迟,通过公共网络同步时,误差可以降低到10毫秒以内;通过本地网络同步时,误差可以降低到 1 毫秒。
[[Wikipedia:Network Time Protocol|Network Time Protocol]] (网络时间协议)是通过Internet 时间服务器同步 GNU/Linux 系统[[Time (简体中文)|时间]]的最常见方法。设计时考虑到了各种网络延迟,通过公共网络同步时,误差可以降低到10毫秒以内;通过本地网络同步时,误差可以降低到 1 毫秒。
[http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/WebHome#The_NTP_Project NTP 项目]提供了一个名为简单 NTP 的参考实现。本文介绍如何设置和运行服务器和客户端 NTP 进程。
[http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/WebHome#The_NTP_Project NTP 项目]提供了一个名为简单 NTP 的参考实现。本文介绍如何设置和运行服务器和客户端 NTP 进程。

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Network Time Protocol (网络时间协议)是通过Internet 时间服务器同步 GNU/Linux 系统时间的最常见方法。设计时考虑到了各种网络延迟,通过公共网络同步时,误差可以降低到10毫秒以内;通过本地网络同步时,误差可以降低到 1 毫秒。

NTP 项目提供了一个名为简单 NTP 的参考实现。本文介绍如何设置和运行服务器和客户端 NTP 进程。


安装 ntp 软件包。如果不做任何配置, ntpd 默认工作于客户端模式。如果使用 Arch Linux 默认的配置,请跳转到 #使用。作为服务器的配置,请参阅 #NTP 服务器模式


主要的后台进程是 ntpd, 可以通过 /etc/ntp.conf 配置。详细信息可以参考手册 man ntp.conf 和相关的 man {ntpd|ntp_auth|ntp_mon|ntp_acc|ntp_clock|ntp_misc}.

连接到 NTP 服务器

NTP 服务器通过一个层级系统进行分类,不同的层级称为 strata: 独立的时间源为stratum 0; 直接连接到 stratum 0 的设备为 stratum 1;直接连接到 stratum 1 的源为 stratum 2,以此类推。

服务器的 stratum 并不能完全等同于它的精度和可靠度。通常的时间同步都使用 stratum 2 服务器。通过pool.ntp.org 服务器或这个链接 可以选择比较近的服务器池。


server 0.fr.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 1.fr.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 2.fr.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 3.fr.pool.ntp.org iburst

推荐使用iburst选项,如果第一次尝试无法建立连接,程序会发送一系列的包。burst 选项则总是发送一系列的包,即使第一次也是这样。如果没有明确的允许的话不要使用 burst 选项,有可能被封禁。

NTP 服务器模式

如果建立一个 NTP 服务器,你需要添加 local clock 作为一个服务器,这样,即便它失去网络连接,它也可以继续为网络提供服务;添加 local clock 作为一个 stratum 10 服务器 (使用 fudge 命令)这样它就只会在失去连接时使用本地时钟:

fudge stratum 10

下一步,定义规则允许客户端连接你的服务(localhost 也被认为是一个客户端)。使用 restrict 命令;你应该在文件中已经有一行:

restrict default nomodify nopeer noquery

This restricts everyone from modifying anything and prevents everyone from querying the status of your time server: nomodify prevents reconfiguring your ntpd (with ntpq or ntpdc), and noquery prevents dumping status data from your ntpd (also with ntpq or ntpdc).


restrict default kod nomodify notrap nopeer noquery
注意: 这会允许其他人查询你的时间服务器。你需要添加 noserve 来停止提供时间。

"restrict"选项的完整文档可以从 man ntp_acc 中查找到。详见 https://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Support/AccessRestrictions

你需要在这一行之后告诉 ntpd 什么可以访问你的服务器;如果你不是在配置一台 NTP 服务器的话,下面一行就足够了。


If you want to force DNS resolution to the IPv6 namespace, write -6 before the IP address or host name (-4 forces IPv4 instead), for example:

restrict -6 default kod nomodify notrap nopeer noquery
restrict -6 ::1    # ::1 is the IPv6 equivalent for

Lastly, specify the drift file (which keeps track of your clock's time deviation) and optionally the log file location:

driftfile /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift
logfile /var/log/ntp.log

一份基础的配置文件是这样的 (为了清晰起见,已删掉了所有的注释):

server 0.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 1.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 2.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 3.pool.ntp.org iburst

restrict default kod nomodify notrap nopeer noquery
restrict -6 default kod nomodify notrap nopeer noquery

restrict -6 ::1  

driftfile /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift
logfile /var/log/ntp.log
注意: 定义日志文件不是必须的,但是它对于反馈 ntpd 操作是有好处的。

其他关于配置 NTP 的资源

总之,永远不要忘记手册页: man ntp.conf 有可能可以回答你仍旧有的任何疑问。(见相关的手册页: man {ntpd|ntp_auth|ntp_mon|ntp_acc|ntp_clock|ntp_misc})。



# ntpd -qg
# hwclock -w

ntpd -qgntpdate 程序效果相同,而ntpdate 已经不推荐使用. hwclock -w 把时间存储到硬件时钟上,这样重启的时候就不会丢失了。

ntpd-g 选项允许时钟漂移大于警报级别(默认是 15 分钟)而不发出警告。注意这种误差是不正常的,也许意味着失去设置错误,时钟芯片错误,或仅仅是长时间的忽略。如果在这些情况下你不想设置时钟而且输出错误到 syslog,删除 -g

# ntpd -q


Warning: Using this method is discouraged on servers and in general on machines that need to run continuously for more than 2 or 3 days, as the system clock will be updated only once at boot time.

Write a oneshot systemd unit:

Description=Network Time Service (once)
After=network.target nss-lookup.target 

ExecStart=/usr/bin/ntpd -q -g -u ntp:ntp ; /sbin/hwclock -w


and enable it:

# systemctl enable ntp-once


启动 ntpd


# systemctl start ntpd


# systemctl enable ntpd


# timedatectl set-ntp 1


Note: ntpd should still be running when the network is down if the hwclock daemon is disabled, so you should not use this.

ntpd can be brought up/down along with a network connection through the use of NetworkManager's dispatcher scripts. You can install the needed script from [community]:

# pacman -S networkmanager-dispatcher-ntpd

Running in a chroot

Note: Before attempting this, complete the previous section on running as non-root, since chroots are relatively useless at securing processes running as root.

Edit /etc/conf.d/ntpd.conf and change

NTPD_ARGS="-g -u ntp:ntp"


NTPD_ARGS="-g -i /var/lib/ntp -u ntp:ntp"

Then, edit /etc/ntp.conf to change the driftfile path such that it is relative to the chroot directory, rather than to the real system root. Change:

driftfile       /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift


driftfile       /ntp.drift

Create a suitable chroot environment so that getaddrinfo() will work by creating pertinent directories and files (as root):

# mkdir /var/lib/ntp/etc /var/lib/ntp/lib /var/lib/ntp/proc
# touch /var/lib/ntp/etc/resolv.conf /var/lib/ntp/etc/services

and by bind-mounting the aformentioned files:

#ntpd chroot mounts
/etc/resolv.conf  /var/lib/ntp/etc/resolv.conf none bind 0 0
/etc/services	  /var/lib/ntp/etc/services none bind 0 0
/lib		          /var/lib/ntp/lib none bind 0 0
/proc		  /var/lib/ntp/proc none bind 0 0
# mount -a

Finally, restart the daemon again:

# rc.d restart ntpd

It is relatively difficult to be sure that your driftfile configuration is actually working without waiting a while, as ntpd does not read or write it very often. If you get it wrong, it will log an error; if you get it right, it will update the timestamp. If you do not see any errors about it after a full day of running, and the timestamp is updated, you should be confident of success.


Available alternative to NTPd are Chrony, a dial-up friendly and specifically designed for systems that are not online all the time, and OpenNTPD, part of the OpenBSD project and currently not maintained for Linux.