Installing Network Time Protocol ( NTP ) on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS


NTP stands for Network Time Protocol. It is a networking protocol used to synchronize the clocks of computer systems over a network. NTP allows computers to maintain accurate time and coordinate time synchronization between systems. This is particularly important in distributed systems, networks, and the internet where accurate timekeeping is crucial for various applications and services.


  • Up and running ubuntu 22.04 LTS machine.
  • Basic knowledge in linux commands.
  • Internet connectivity.

In this post, We will show you how to install and configure NTP server on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Debian.

Step 1: Run System Update

Run the following command to update the package lists to ensure you have the latest information about available packages:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Installing NTP

Use the following command to install the NTP package:

sudo apt-get install ntp -y

Step 3: Starting NTP Service

Once the installation is complete, the NTP service should start automatically. If not, you can start it manually using:

sudo systemctl start ntp

Step 4: Enable NTP Service on Boot

To ensure that the NTP service starts automatically when your system boots, enable it with:

sudo systemctl enable ntp

Step 5: Check NTP Status

You can check the status of the NTP service to ensure it’s running without errors:

sudo systemctl status ntp

Step 6: Configure NTP Servers (Optional)

By default, NTP will use the Ubuntu pool servers. If you want to configure specific NTP servers, you can edit the NTP configuration file:

sudo nano /etc/ntp.conf

Add or modify server lines with the addresses of your preferred NTP servers. Save the file.

Step 7: Restart the NTP Service

To get new change with NTP service, We need to restart the NTP service.

sudo systemctl restart ntp


We have successfully Installed the NTP server on ubuntu 22.04 LTS Debian machine, If you still have questions, please post them in the comments section below.


Installing Network Time Protocol ( NTP ) on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

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