TIME-3128 - NTP time source candidates

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

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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.

How to solve

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

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