For several applications it is necessary to synchronize your server to the network time. The protocol is called Network Time Protocol (NTP) and is basically giving the correct time to the world nowadays. Reading the Wikipedia entry is very interesting.
FreeBSD comes with the ntp client. To set this up you will just add the following line into the /etc/rc.conf file.
Now we make sure the line has been added at the end of the file:
Finally let’s start the service by typing:
sudo service ntpd onestart
And this is all to the necessary to synchronize your FreeBSD box with the network time.