Lynis Security Controls

TIME-3160 - NTP step-tickers configuration


Lynis checks if step-tickers are configured in /etc/ntp/step-tickers and compares them with the list of servers in the general NTP configuration file.



How to solve

Determine what mismatch is present between the step-tickers file and the servers listed in the NTP configuration file (ntp.conf). If the step-tickers file is empty, then fill it with the servers from the NTP configuration file.

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