The NTP Socket Is In Use, Exiting

How to fix error: The NTP Socket Is In Use, Exiting

 

# ntpdate pool.ntp.org
 19 Mar 14:55:02 ntpdate[21718]: the NTP socket is in use, exiting

It’s can happen, because ntp service is running. Depends of your Linux version you should stop ntp service and rerun ntpdate. Than start again ntp service.

$ sudo service ntp stop
Stopping NTP server: ntpd.
$ sudo ntpdate pool.ntp.org
19 Mar 14:57:56 ntpdate[21925]: adjust time server xx.xx.xx.xx  offset -0.002766 sec
$ sudo  service ntp start
Starting NTP server: ntpd.

 

Or use following command, it will use a different port:

# ntpdate -u pool.ntp.org

ntpdate

 

 
 

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