System configuration

Archphile is an image of my own configuration. Many of you will need to change some configuration files in order to match your needs. Below I will give you some tips:

 

Root password

The default password for root in Archphile is archphile. However I strongly recommend that you change it the first time you boot Archphile. You just need to login via ssh and use the following command:

passwd

 

Timezone and NTP server configuration

I live in Greece and the timezone/ntp settings are set up for this country. It’s very easy to change them.

– If you want to change the timezone, the first step is to delete /etc/localtime:

rm /etc/localtime

The final step is to link /etc/localtime to the appropriate time zone file. In my case the command was:

ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Athens /etc/localtime

If you want to explore different locations in order to find the appropriate time zone file use:

ls -la /usr/share/zoneinfo

or have a look at this page.

– if you want to change the NTP servers just edit /etc/ntp.conf with nano:

nano /etc/ntp.conf

The lines I have added for my country are:

server 3.gr.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 0.europe.pool.ntp.org iburst
server 2.europe.pool.ntp.org iburst

The only thing you have to do is just change the above lines and from next boot the time will be synced from your country’s servers.