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D00d, what time is it?

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So was trying to setup 2 factor authentication on my VPS, however wasn't having much luck.  On looking into it I noticed the time is off on my VPS, which is a big no-no of course in 2 factor authentication.  Or right now it's 2:39UTC on my VPS, but time.gov has me at 2:45UTC.  Pretty significant for 2 factor.  

I tried correcting this with NTPD but it wasn't working for some reason.  Tried opening firewall ports, no go.

Does VPS Time sync only with the host or can I independently configure time?  If you need to do it, could I ask you for a time check on dalvz109 please :-) either that or is it typically wise to setup WHM 2 factor authentication on a Virtual server to begin with?

Thanks!

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Awesome, once again Ryan, kudos to you and your team :-)

Looking forward, are all servers typically time synced back to a NTP server somewhere?  Is 2 factor ok to use for authentication when it's time synced (for example with WHM)?  Thanks!

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All servers are synced using NTP, in this case the NTP service was stopped so we just had to start it back up. That was a one-off thing as under normal circumstances NTP would be running at all times. We do recommend using 2FA whenever possible :)

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