Security Controls

TIME-3132 - NTP false-tickers

Description

False-tickers are NTP sources which do not work properly (e.g. non-functional, time not accurate). Lynis checks for false-tickers to prevent systems using bad sources for time synchronization. This may otherwise result in incorrect timestamps in log files and accounting data.

Group

Time

How to solve

Monitor the related falsetickers ntpq -p -n | grep "^x"

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