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Network Time Protocol Project 2007-08-05 19:01:03 Description: The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize the time of a computer client or server to another server or reference time source, such as a radio or satellite receiver or modem. It provides accuracies typically within a millisecond on LANs and up to a few tens of milliseconds on WANs relative to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) via a Global Positioning Service (GPS) receiver, for example. Typical NTP configurations utilize multiple redundant servers and diverse network paths in order to achieve high accuracy and reliability.

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) Project conducts Research and Development in NTP and produces the Official Reference Implementation of NTP along with the Implementation Documentation. Background information about NTP, along with briefings and a bibliography, are available at the Network Time Synchronization Project Page.
Type: Standards
Dues: Free
URL: http://www.ntp.org/ index.html
Limitations: Copyright (c) David L. Mills 1992-2007

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ReviewText: NTP documentation is available at http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/html/index.html.
Keywords: networking , GPS , NTP , network time protocol , UTC
Submitter: EE HomePage Editorial Staff
Affiliation: None
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