Stay punctual with chrony

The End of Time

In contrast to large and cumbersome applications, your machines will thank you for running small, lightweight pieces of software to help with load and, therefore, resource availability. The excellent chrony definitely ticks that box.

Moreover, being able to secure your time server installation quickly and easily is a very welcome feature. With AWS as a cloud provider and a number of OSs now opting for chronyd over ntpd, it's well worth getting to grips with chrony sooner rather than later.

The Author

Chris Binnie's latest book, Linux Server Security: Hack and Defend , shows how hackers launch sophisticated attacks to compromise servers, steal data, and crack complex passwords, so you can learn how to defend against such attacks. In the book, he also shows you how to make your servers invisible, perform penetration testing, and mitigate unwelcome attacks. You can find out more about DevOps, DevSecOps, Containers, and Linux security on his website: https://www.devsecops.cc.

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