Installing and setting up ntpd under Ubuntu

Install NTP on your home server

Bare in mind that I’m in the UK so I’m obviously I’m going to choose NTP servers that are geographically close to me.

After reading a fair bit about configuring ntp safely, what to include and what to block. My server is now serving all the machines on my home network.

My /etc/ntp.conf now looks like this.

ntp.conf file below.
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Configuring a static IP address on Lucid Lynx

I didn’t know this, but seemingly you have to remove the network manager  before you set up a static Ethernet IP on Lucid Lynx.

Remove Network Manager

Then follow the instructions here.