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Old 10-25-2005, 09:24 AM   #1
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Network Time protocol

Hello all !
I am now sudying about Network Time Protocol (NTP) . Any on ehelp me about how to get the time form time servers?

If anybody have example , send it to me....
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you would use an ntp client like ntpdate
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A quick google found the ntp homepage.. Lots of descriptions about how the protocol works etc
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It depends largely on what you want. I run an ntp server for the pool. Originally installed for my webserver but I have spare bandwidth so decided to "volunteer" my server to If you wish to maintain a reasonably accurate time then install the ntp server package. The ntp.conf is normally installed in /etc . Edit the ntp.conf file and add the following lines to the file;

driftfile /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift


The drift file allows your system to calculate the error of your system time chip and then apply a correction. The links to the pool servers will allow your system to compare its time to a fairly accurate server and thereby keep an accurate time. Using 3 different servers allows the system to connect to one with the best time and ignore those issuing a bad time (known as a false ticker).


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