TIME-3106 - Check status of timedatectl

(Time)

This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control TIME-3106 and should be considered as-is and without guarantees. Any advice and commands should be tested before implementing them in production environments.

Description

NTP is enabled, however timedatectl is not syncing time

How to solve

When your configuration is set to synchronize time via NTP, this test also checks the output of timedatectl. It found that it is not synchronized currently. This may result in incorrect time on the system.

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