Originally Posted by mid30
my situation is I am behind a firewall at work and we ssh into systems outside of our firewall. Our date and time need to sinc with them in order for the connection to be made. If the time is not the same on both ends it will not allow the ssh connections
ssh in and of itself doesn't care about time.
Some authentication methods do - Kerberos specifically. If the clock is more than 1 to 2 minutes off it will refuse authentication.
As for needing time sync, you should have the information now.