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NTP Server and Client Configuration in Debian

Oct 04, 2007, 04:30 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to dave for this link. ]

"The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computer systems over packet-switched, variable-latency data networks. NTP uses UDP port 123 as its transport layer. It is designed particularly to resist the effects of variable latency (Jitter).

"Using NTP is a great way to keep your system clock set correctly. It works by contacting a number of servers around the world, asking them for the time and then calculating what the correct local time is from their responses..."

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