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

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename ntpdate_4.2.8p12+dfsg-4_amd64.deb
Package name ntpdate
Package version 4.2.8p12+dfsg
Package release 4
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category admin::configuring interface::commandline net network::client protocol::TODO protocol::ip protocol::udp role::program use::timekeeping
Homepage http://support.ntp.org/
License -
Maintainer Debian NTP Team <ntp@packages.debian.org>
Download size 149.46 KB
Installed size 236.00 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-4_i386.deb 4.2.8p12+dfsg i386 Debian Main
ntpdate - - -


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


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package ntpdate_4.2.8p12+dfsg-4_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




2019-03-21 - Bernhard Schmidt <berni@debian.org>
ntp (1:4.2.8p12+dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* CVE-2019-8936: Crafted null dereference attack in authenticated
mode 6 packet (Closes: #924228)
* ntp: exit 0 from init script if daemon does not exist (Closes: #764546)
* Drop locking from ntp initscript/systemd-wrapper
* Only delete ntpd statistics files in cronjob (Closes: #772790)
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
2018-03-25 - 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
2018-01-24 - Bernhard Schmidt <berni@debian.org>
ntp (1:4.2.8p10+dfsg-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Make sntp KoD path FHS-compliant.
Thanks to Aaron Smith (Closes: #863873)
* Drop historic Breaks/Pre-Depends
* Drop historic conffile handling from pre-jessie
* Adjust ntpdate description stating that it is deprecated
* Move Vcs-* to salsa
* Bump Standards-Version to, no changes necessary
* Cherry-pick patch from upstream to increase stack size.
Thanks to Frederic Endner-Dühr for testing (Closes: #887385)
* Temporarily add ntpdate lock for systemd wrapper.
Thanks to Christian Ehrhardt (Closes: #874540)
* Add note about AppArmor tunable in README.Debian (Closes: #883949)
2017-06-20 - Bernhard Schmidt <berni@debian.org>
ntp (1:4.2.8p10+dfsg-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix arch:all FTBFS due to improper moving of sntp manpage (Closes: #865227)

See Also

Package Description
ntpsec-doc_1.1.3+dfsg1-2+deb10u1_all.deb Network Time Protocol documentation
ntpsec-ntpdate_1.1.3+dfsg1-2+deb10u1_amd64.deb client for setting system time from NTP servers
ntpsec-ntpviz_1.1.3+dfsg1-2+deb10u1_amd64.deb NTP statistics graphing utility
ntpsec_1.1.3+dfsg1-2+deb10u1_amd64.deb Network Time Protocol daemon and utility programs
ntpstat_0.0.0.1-2_amd64.deb show network time protocol (ntp) status
ntrack-module-libnl-0_016-1.4_amd64.deb libnl based ntrack module
ntrack-module-rtnetlink-0_016-1.4_amd64.deb rtnetlink based ntrack module
nudoku_1.0.0-1_amd64.deb ncurses based sudoku games
nuget_2.8.7+md510+dhx1-1_all.deb Package manager for NuGet repos - executable
nuitka_0.6.1.1+ds-1_all.deb Python compiler with full language support and CPython compatibility
nullidentd_1.0-5+b2_amd64.deb small, fast identd daemon
nullmailer_2.2-3_amd64.deb simple relay-only mail transport agent
num-utils_0.5-12_all.deb programs for dealing with numbers from the command line
numactl_2.0.12-1_amd64.deb NUMA scheduling and memory placement tool
numad_0.5+20150602-5_amd64.deb User-level daemon that monitors NUMA topology and usage