Security Controls

TIME-3128 - NTP time source candidates

Description

Lynis checks if the NTP time source candidates can be found in the peers overview. If not, then the configuration usually needs to be checked and updated. Differences between the active configuration and the one stored on disk, may result in a non-functional NTP configuration after reboot.

Group

Time

How to solve

Check both the output of ntpq and the nodes stored in the configuration. Adjust any differences when appropriate.

Linux and Unix System Hardening

This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control TIME-3128. All information should be considered as-is, without guarantees. Any advice or snippets should be tested before implementing in production environments.

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