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Syncing client and server time for latency comparison

I'm struggling to sync my server's time (an EC2 instance in Dublin) with my local machine. I'm using sudo ntpdate ntp.ubuntu.com to sync my server's time with Ubuntu's time server. I'm then using the ...
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Apache TOP command time format?

When running top on an Apache server, what is the time format for the output? For instance, is it minute:second.second? http://i.imgur.com/wBx8PAh.png Edit: I'm running on Ubuntu 14.04 and the ...
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Weird syslog order

Have you ever seen wrong order in /var/log/syslog ? I think that it causes only crontab. Jun 28 22:20:01 alex CRON[2327]: (root) CMD (something > /dev/null) Jun 28 22:21:01 alex CRON[2700]: (root) ...
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Server clock runs fast - sometimes

I have 12.04 Ubuntu servers that make a radio link once per hour to send updates and sync clocks. The clocks all stray by about +/- 0.6 seconds per hour, which is expected based their crystal ppm. ...
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How to change the current time inside apache and mysql from shell in ubuntu?

I need to test my backend with different times without change the code.
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Is it safe to change the time on hosting VM server?

So, I noticed there's about a 10 minute drift on my VM hosting server from what time it's supposed to be. In traditional environments, I would just restart the system (and change the BIOS time if ...
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How to convert 'dmesg' time format to 'real' time format

I have (for example) this log entry in dmesg output: [600711.395348] do_trap: 6 callbacks suppressed Is there a possibility to convert this 'dmesg' time to 'real' time to know, when this event ...
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How can I sync time between two ubuntu computers, not connected to the internet

I have two computers connected to each other over an ad-hoc wifi. How can I make the first computer always sync to the time of the second computer? I tried playing with NTP, but could not figure out ...
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Unix timestamp deviation

I have two Ubuntu servers which synchronize their timestamp to europe.pool.ntp.org every night. Just before they sync, I can see a difference of 4 seconds between the two servers. One of the servers ...
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Why is ntpd not updating the time on my server?

I have ntpd running on my server. It's all the default settings, except I commented out its ability to be a server to other machines: # restrict -4 default kod notrap nomodify nopeer noquery ...
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How can I keep the system date on my VM in synch with the real world?

I'm running Ubuntu Karmic on a VM with VirtualBox 3.2.8 (I need to update...) and I've just noticed that the system time on my VM is out of sync with the real world. It seems that the time will synch ...
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How to set the date forward on a linux server and prevent it from resetting back to the correct time

I need to set the time on an Ubuntu Server forward 1 week, and keep it there (this is for a testing environment with date-specific conditions which need to be tested/verified by the stakeholders), ...
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How was my ubuntu server's time set without ntp?

I was just installing ntp on an ubuntu server that had the wrong time by a minute, and I got to wondering, how did it get any time at all to begin with? Is there some other process that sets the time ...
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What is the most simple way to automatically update the time on a server?

On ubuntu server my usual solution is just to install the ntp package and call it a day. This installs all the binaries I need and has ntpd start at boot time. Right now I'm working on a server ...
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How do I update the server time for Ubuntu Gutsy?

My Ubuntu Gutsy server is a full 2 minutes off of the "official" time.gov time...and appears to slowly be getting more and more off. How can I get the time back on track and keep it correct?
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Why is the time messed up on my Ubuntu Server VPS?

A month back loads of services on my VPS stopped working. After messing about for an hour or so i worked out that the time had frozen. I gather it was some sort of virtualization bug and a reboot soon ...
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Setting time zone on linux (ubuntu)

Here in the UK we are UTC+1. I set the time using 'date'. However it keeps resetting back to standard UTC, I'm guessing via a NTP time server. I've tried setting the timezone with tzselect but it ...
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Ubuntu linux takes longer time for incorrect passwords

When I log into my Ubuntu 8.10 box with a correct password the system figures out almost instantaneously that the password is correct and logs me in. However, if I supply an incorrect password, it ...