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4.2.6p5 / December 24, 2011
ntpdate is a computer program used to quickly synchronize and set computers' date and time by querying a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server. It is available for a wide variety of unix-like operating systems.
The accuracy and reliability of
ntpdate entirely depends on the accuracy and network link stability of the first server it connects with. As this inaccuracy can lead to a multitude of problems, the maintainers have decided to deprecate it in favor of only using the
ntpd (network time protocol daemon) or a
sntp (simple network time protocol) query.
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