IPFire's system time can be synchronized with an internet time server. For providing a precise time source to the local network, IPFire can also host a NTP-server itself, but this is not activated by default. You can activate this via the web-interface.
These options provide the time the local network and also force a synchronisation on boot time.
You can also specify when IPFire should synchronize its time with the given internet time server.
Available options are:
This was chosen so that the time is synchronized once a day.
Those who prefer to set their time manually, the following command on the Console can be used on the IPFire:
If an error message will appear here, then even the switching off and on of the time server with a:
/etc/init.d/ntp stop /etc/init.d/ntp start
might be helpful.
Should this also not lead to success, the time can also be setting up manually, with a:
date --set "05/13/2010 09:45:00"
(The following format should be used mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss)
If the time should then be passed to the BIOS, enter:
into the Console.
First you enable this setting:
Now configure Windows the time server (IPFire's) address.
When configured, Windows will look like this:
On the IPFire WUI enable Provide time to local network (
Services → Time Server) as pictured above.
On the Mac go to Date & Time (
System Preferences → Date & Time → Date & Time tab).
Click Set date and time automatically and then enter the IPFire address.