Lynis Security Controls

TIME-3106 - Check status of timedatectl


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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