ntpdate - client for setting system time from NTP servers (deprecated)

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Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename ntpdate_4.2.8p12+dfsg-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Package name ntpdate
Package version 4.2.8p12+dfsg
Package release 3ubuntu1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/net
Homepage http://support.ntp.org/
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 49.14 KB
Installed size 173.00 KB
NTP, the Network Time Protocol, is used to keep computer clocks
accurate by synchronizing them over the Internet or a local network,
or by following an accurate hardware receiver that interprets GPS,
DCF-77, NIST or similar time signals.
ntpdate is deprecated. Please use sntp instead for manual or scripted
NTP queries/syncs.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ntpdate_4.2.8p12+dfsg-3ubuntu1_i386.deb 4.2.8p12+dfsg i386 Ubuntu Universe
ntpdate - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.17
libssl1.1 >= 1.1.0
netbase -


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package ntpdate_4.2.8p12+dfsg-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Source Package ntp

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ntpdate deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ntpdate




2018-12-03 - Christian Ehrhardt <christian.ehrhardt@canonical.com>
ntp (1:4.2.8p12+dfsg-3ubuntu1) disco; urgency=medium
* Merge with Debian unstable (LP: #1806382). Remaining changes:
- d/ntp.conf, d/ntpdate.default: Change default server to ntp.ubuntu.com.
- add support for parsing systemd networkd lease files LP: 1717983
+ d/ntp.dhcp add support for parsing systemd networkd lease files
+ d/ntp-systemd-netif.service: service to call hook
+ d/ntp-systemd-netif.path: respond to lease changes
* Dropped Changes (accepted in Debian)
- Add PPS support (this is accepted in Debian and only had some readme
and example entries left):
2018-09-14 - Bernhard Schmidt <berni@debian.org>
ntp (1:4.2.8p12+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Treat testsuite errors as non-fatal on some architectures
Fixes FTBFS on ppc64el, ia64, powerpc, ppc64
2018-09-13 - Bernhard Schmidt <berni@debian.org>
ntp (1:4.2.8p12+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop ntpdate ifupdown hooks (Closes: #908286)
These have been a constant source of problems and one-shot syncs
are not a proper solution for timekeeping. See ntpdate.NEWS for
* Do not install /var/lib/ntpdate, not used anymore
* Drop maintscript snippets for upgrading from versions prior to Jessie
* Reenable unittest
- disable always failing test-decodenetnum with a patch
* Set Rules-Requires-Root: no
2018-08-16 - Bernhard Schmidt <berni@debian.org>
ntp (1:4.2.8p12+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Bernhard Schmidt ]
* New upstream version 4.2.8p12
* Update Maintainer address to ntp@packages.debian.org (Closes: #899940)
* Update ntpdate.8 from ntpdate.html (Closes: #476491, #515246)
[ Peter Eisentraut ]
* Remove Peter Eisentraut from Uploaders
2018-05-29 - Christian Ehrhardt <christian.ehrhardt@canonical.com>
ntp (1:4.2.8p11+dfsg-1ubuntu1) cosmic; urgency=medium
* Merge with Debian unstable (LP: #1773921). Remaining changes:
- d/ntp.conf, d/ntpdate.default: Change default server to ntp.ubuntu.com.
- Add PPS support (LP 1512980):
+ debian/README.Debian: Add a PPS section to the README.Debian
+ debian/ntp.conf: Add some PPS configuration examples from the offical
- d/ntp.dhcp add support for parsing systemd networkd lease files LP 1717983
* Dropped Changes (accepted in Debian)
- d/ntp-systemd-wrapper protect systemd service startup from concurrent
ntpdate processes the same way it was protected on sysv-init (LP 1706818)
- debian/apparmor-profile: add attach_disconnected which is needed in some
cases to let ntp report its log messages (LP 1727202).
- debian/apparmor-profile: avoid denies to to arg checks (LP 1741227)
- fix apparmor denial when checking for running ntpdate (LP 1749389)
2018-03-25 - Bernhard Schmidt <berni@debian.org>
ntp (1:4.2.8p11+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version 4.2.8p11+dfsg (Closes: #851096)
- Refresh patches
- Drop ntpd-increase-stack-size included upstream
- CVE-2018-7185: Unauthenticated packet can reset authenticated
interleaved association (LOW/MED)
- CVE-2018-7184: Interleaved symmetric mode cannot recover from bad state
- CVE-2018-7170 / CVE-2016-1549: Provide a way to prevent authenticated
symmetric passive peering (LOW)
- CVE-2018-7183: decodearr() can write beyond its 'buf' limits (Medium)
- CVE-2018-7182: ctl_getitem(): buffer read overrun leads to undefined
behavior and information leak (Info/Medium)
- CVE-2016-1549: Sybil vulnerability: ephemeral association attack
(mitigated in 4.2.8p7)
* convert dfsg.sh into mk-origtargz script
* Run wrap-and-sort
* Sync AppArmor profile changes from Ubuntu, including a fix for a
harmless AppArmor denial in /usr/local (Closes: #883022)
* Don't chown in postinst recursively.
Thanks to Daniel Kahn Gillmor (Closes: #889488)
* Build sntp against system libevent
* Drop versioned build-deps already fulfilled by oldoldstable

See Also

Package Description
ntpsec-doc_1.1.3+dfsg1-2_all.deb Network Time Protocol documentation
ntpsec-ntpdate_1.1.3+dfsg1-2_amd64.deb client for setting system time from NTP servers
ntpsec-ntpviz_1.1.3+dfsg1-2_amd64.deb NTP statistics graphing utility
ntpsec_1.1.3+dfsg1-2_amd64.deb Network Time Protocol daemon and utility programs
ntpstat_0.0.0.1-2_amd64.deb show network time protocol (ntp) status
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ntrack-module-rtnetlink-0_016-1.3_amd64.deb rtnetlink based ntrack module
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