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chrony (13) Versions 0.2.0

Installs/Configures chrony, an application used to maintain the accuracy of the system clock (similar to NTPd).

cookbook 'chrony', '= 0.2.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'chrony', '= 0.2.0'
knife supermarket install chrony
knife supermarket download chrony
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chrony cookbook

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Configures the time synchronization application chrony as a client or master timeserver, maintaining the accuracy of the system clock (similar to NTP). Isolated networks are supported as well.



  • Debian / Ubuntu


  • Chef 13+



Configures the node to use the chrony application to keep the node's clock synced. If there is a node using the chrony::master recipe, the client will attempt to sync with it. If there is not an available master, the attribute list ['chrony'][:servers] is used (defaults are [0-3] If there is a master node, the ['chrony'][:allowed] and ['chrony']['initslewstep'] will be set to allow for syncing with the master.


The default recipe passes through to the client recipe.


The node will use the chrony application to provide time to nodes using the chrony::client recipe. The master sets its own time against the attribute list ['chrony'][:servers] (defaults are [0-3] Access to this master is restricted by the ['chrony'][:allowed] attribute set in the recipe (default is to the x.y.* subnet). If the ['chrony'][:servers] are empty, the master will set its ['chrony']['initslewstep'] to the first 3 client nodes returned by search (it will set it to the first 3 ['chrony'][:servers] otherwise).


Nodes using the chrony::client recipe will attempt to sync time with nodes using the chrony::master recipe. If there are no chrony::master nodes found, the contents of the attribute list ['chrony'][:servers] are used (defaults are [0-3]

The current configurations are supported:
1) Clients with direct NTP server access
2) A master with direct NTP server access with clients pointing to it
3) Isolated master and clients, using the initslewstep to keep the master and clients synced. Manually setting the server's time may be required.

License and Author

Author:: Matt Ray (<>)

Copyright:: 2011-2018 Chef Software, Inc..

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This file is used to list changes made in each version of the chrony cookbook.

0.2.0 (2018-09-25)

  • This cookbook has been brought back to life now under the chef-cookbooks org. Ideally we'll rewrite this, but this version is already improved over the previous so we'll be releasing it now. Since this is not 1.0 expect heavy breaking changes in the future.
  • Resolved all foodcritic and cookstyle warnings
  • Added very basic ChefSpec
  • Add travis config + badge
  • Added contributing and testing documentation
  • Moved templates out of the default directory (chef 11-ism)
  • Added name metadata
  • Added chef_version metadata
  • Added source_url and issues_url metadata
  • Added a kitchen config
  • Added a delivery local mode config
  • Updated copyrights to be Chef Software not Opscode


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