Today’s sophisticated distributed networks rely on precise timekeeping for a multitude of chores such as database coordination, authentication, and archiving. Plus, many industries have standards that require accurate transaction time stamps.
This white paper is an overview of how network time is synchronized using Network Time Protocol (NTP). It discusses how NTP works, explains GPS NTP servers, and discusses getting the correct time on the Internet.
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