Your TV Server and Network Time Protocol (NTP)

Current versions of TV Server products ship with the following Network Time Protocol (NTP) server defined:

Depending on which platform version your appliance runs, additional NTP servers may also be included in the default server configuration.

Should you wish to change your TV Server or Omni-Server to use one or more alternative NTP servers, such as when the appliance in question has no access to the Internet, you will need to make a small edit to a configuration file on the server and then reboot it.

This is an advanced topic! It is intended for system administrators only.

Providing NTP server details manually

  1. Connect to the server's console interface.
  2. Select Maintenance (5), then Advanced (4), then Launch Command Shell (3)
  3. Edit the NTP configuration file directly with the following command:

    pico /etc/ntp.conf
  4. Assuming there isn't an existing line defining an server, add the following to the bottom of the file:


    Note that you can supply any NTP server details here, and that you can define multiple servers by adding multiple entries. For more information on NTP and the NTP Pool, see their web site.

  5. Press CTRL+X to exit. When prompted to save, press Y. When prompted for the filename, press Enter to use the existing one.

Reboot the server when finished, or restart the NTP daemon by running the following command at the shell prompt:

/etc/init.d/ntp restart

Be certain your TV Server can actually communicate with the NTP server you set. If the appliance has no internet access, you will need to configure an internal NTP server.

It may be take a while for the server's time to be corrected, as the correction process runs in the background and does not work at set intervals.