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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+™ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by Robb Tracy

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Maintaining System Time

Recall that when you initially set up your Linux system, you were prompted to configure your system time and your time zone. You may have not considered these settings as terribly critical to the overall functioning of the system. I work with many system administrators who feel they same way. The time on their systems is always out of whack and it drives me nuts!

However, when working with Linux, it is actually quite important that you maintain the correct system time, especially if the system is providing network services. You need to ensure that file timestamps are accurate. If your system is participating in some type of directory service (such as Novell’s eDirectory), then maintaining the correct system time is absolutely ...

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