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The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize the clocks of all computers in the CPM lab.

Edit the NTP configuration sudo nano /etc/ntp.conf and insert your NTP server. In our case, this is:

pool ntp1.rwth-aachen.de iburst
pool ntp2.rwth-aachen.de iburst

Restart NTP using sudo service ntp restart.

Verify that NTP works correctly by running ntpq -p.

Under the st (stratum) column sould be at least one "1". This indicates a successful synchronization.

cpm@cpm-MS-7A94:~$ ntpq -p
     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset  jitter
==============================================================================
 ntp1.rwth-aache .POOL.          16 p    -   64    0    0.000    0.000   0.000
 ntp2.rwth-aache .POOL.          16 p    -   64    0    0.000    0.000   0.000
 0.ubuntu.pool.n .POOL.          16 p    -   64    0    0.000    0.000   0.000
 1.ubuntu.pool.n .POOL.          16 p    -   64    0    0.000    0.000   0.000
 2.ubuntu.pool.n .POOL.          16 p    -   64    0    0.000    0.000   0.000
 3.ubuntu.pool.n .POOL.          16 p    -   64    0    0.000    0.000   0.000
 ntp.ubuntu.com  .POOL.          16 p    -   64    0    0.000    0.000   0.000
*ts-1.rz.rwth-aa .GPS.            1 u  281  512  377    0.486   -1.204   0.122
+ntp2.rwth-aache .GPS.            1 u  187  512  377    0.563   -1.082   0.139

The website https://time.is/ is also useful for checking the clock synchronization.

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