Configuring the Network Time Protocol (NTP)
Use NTP, the Network Time Protocol, to
synchronize clocks on networks with Internet access. You can, alternately,
use the Time Synchronization Protocol (TSP) to
synchronize clocks. For information on
the differences between TSP and NTP, see
``Distributed time services''.
In this implementation of NTP, the
time daemon runs on each host on your network. These daemons
communicate with each other using a hierarchical scheme in which
servers on the Internet pass time data to additional servers
and clients throughout the Internet.
In NTP version 4, the name of the NTP daemon changed
from xntpd to ntpd; the name of the special query
program changed from xntpdc to ntpdc.
The remainder of this chapter covers
how NTP works,
guidelines for using NTP,
examples of using NTP,
descriptions of NTP
and ways to
How NTP works
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