Linux NTP synchronize time (Europe)

The following commands will install the required software, and then find the best server to synchronize with.

apt-get install -y --force-yes ntp ntpdate
/etc/init.d/ntp stop
ntpdate -u 0.europe.pool.ntp.org
ntpdate -u 0.europe.pool.ntp.org
ntpdate -u 0.europe.pool.ntp.org
/etc/init.d/ntp start
ntpq -p

Example output:

root@debian7:~# ntpdate -u 0.europe.pool.ntp.org
14 May 11:11:13 ntpdate[37185]: step time server 87.117.247.137 offset 200343.474928 sec
root@debian7:~# ntpdate -u 0.europe.pool.ntp.org
14 May 11:11:23 ntpdate[37238]: adjust time server 5.9.40.108 offset 0.002920 sec
root@debian7:~# ntpdate -u 0.europe.pool.ntp.org
14 May 11:11:36 ntpdate[37239]: adjust time server 5.9.40.108 offset -0.001120 sec
root@debian7:~# /etc/init.d/ntp start
[ ok ] Starting NTP server: ntpd.
root@debian7:~# ntpq -p
     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset  jitter
==============================================================================
 ntp.luna.nl     213.136.0.252    2 u    1   64    1    9.807   -3.671   0.391
 textnews.news.c 94.228.220.14    3 u    -   64    1   10.671    4.814   0.439
 max.coevoet.nl  164.47.15.177    3 u    1   64    1   11.161   -2.069   0.000
 livestatus.org  193.67.79.202    2 u    -   64    1   10.258   -2.359   0.000

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