Disable NTP sending out requests on Raspberry PI Linux

As beautiful as NTP is, NTP chatter can pollute your network traffic.

Forget removing NTP services, that is too dramatic for the system.  A simple hack is to edit the /etc/ntp.conf file and remove the servers.

sudo nano /etc/ntp.conf

scroll down and hash out the lines like below:

# You do need to talk to an NTP server or two (or three).
#server ntp.your-provider.example

# pool.ntp.org maps to about 1000 low-stratum NTP servers.  Your server will
# pick a different set every time it starts up.  Please consider joining the
# pool: <http://www.pool.ntp.org/join.html&gt;
#server 0.debian.pool.ntp.org iburst
#server 1.debian.pool.ntp.org iburst
#server 2.debian.pool.ntp.org iburst
#server 3.debian.pool.ntp.org iburst

Control-X and yes to save

Restart NTP:
sudo /etc/init.d/ntp restart

Check syslog
cat /var/log/syslog

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