Lynis Security Controls
TIME-3104 - Running NTP daemon
Proper time synchronization is important for authentication services, forensics and troubleshooting. Therefore a time daemon (like ntpd) should be running, or a scheduled task to sync time (like ntpdate).
How to solve
Configure a NTP daemon to keep the time in sync with a time server. Most distributions have a "ntp" package available, which can be configured to regularly update the time. If you don't have an internal time server, we suggest to have a look at the ntp.org website, for time servers in your region.
- Timekeeping in VMware Virtual Machines (Tips for timekeeping in Linux and other operating systems, when using VMware.)
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