Ntpdate - self time syncronization
a simple question:
how often, does a pfsense box synchronizes itself with the NTP time server configured in "general setup"?!?
Because when I run ntpdate on command after few days, the time difference is more than 30s…
see status>systemlogs, openntpd
I do not mean the pfsense as ntp server (openntpd)! I mean it as client! Because the times in the system logs is important to synchronize all logs.
Therefore, my question was regarded to the time self synchronization of a pfsense box with the ntp server configured in general setup?
This is exactly what this tab shows.
OK, I thought, that is shows only the logs from the ntp daemon (server)
in the log there is written one times:
kernel: ntpd: unknown user _ntp
and the time is not synchronized.
the firewall allows the communication with the ntp server configured in the general setup.
is any other configuration missing?
I guess this is an updated system. You are missing the user that runs the ntp service. I recommend a reinstall. Backup your config.xml, reinstall and restore.
thanks, OK, I will do it!