tlsdated man page

tlsdated ā€” secure parasitic rdate replacement daemon


tlsdated [-wprlsvh] [-t <n>] [-d <n>] [-T <n>] [-D <n>] [-c /path/to ] [-a seconds ] [--] [commands to be passed to tlsdate]


tlsdated is a daemon that runs tlsdate. It must be run as root or otherwise have the proper caps; it will not be able to set the system time without running as root or another privileged user.



don't set hwclock


dry run (don't really set time)


use stdin instead of netlink for routes

-t [n]

try up to n times if unsuccessful to synchronize the time

-d [n]

delay n seconds between tries

-T [n]

give subprocess n chances to exit

-D [n]

delay n seconds between wait attempts

-c [/path/to/cache/directory/]

set the cache directory

-a [n]

run at most every n seconds in steady state


don't load disk timestamps


don't save disk timestamp

-j [n]

add up to n seconds of jitter to steady-state fetches


be verbose


be extra verbose (debugging)


do not use DBus if supported


print help message

-f [/path/to/config/file]

use alternate config file

-x [proxy]

override the proxy supplied to sources in the config file

[tlsdate command arguments]

arguments to be passed to tlsdate at launch time


It's likely! Let us know by contacting

Note that tlsdate(8) is in Beta, and may not work as expected.


Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum dot net>

See Also

tlsdate(1), tlsdate-helper(1), tlsdated.conf(5)

Referenced By

tlsdate(1), tlsdated.conf(5), tlsdate-helper(1).

OCTOBER 2012 Linux User Manuals