I have an Oracle Linux 6 box (RHEL) and I have set up ntpd. I have run
service ntpd start and
chkconfig on. Now, if my date is incorrect and I reboot the box, it sets the time and date properly. That said, if the box is running, and I change the date using
date --set "SEP 01 2000 00:00:00", it doesn't seem to update the time unless i reboot the box, or run
service ntpd restart.
Am I doing something wrong? Is it working properly? My belief of how it should work is that if I change the date on the box, it should change it back within a reasonable amount of time.