This document is a WORK IN PROGRESS.
This is just a quick personal cheat sheet: treat its contents with caution!
The NTP Project provides a reference implementation of the NTP protocol and implementation documentation through a largely volunteer effort.
It is a common method to synchronize the software clock of a GNU/Linux system with internet time servers. It is designed to mitigate the effects of variable network latency and can usually maintain time to within tens of milliseconds over the public Internet. The accuracy on local area networks is even better, up to one millisecond.
- The reference NTP implementation (both client side and server side).
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Depending on your
runit implementation, either run:
/etc/ntp.conf config file should be OK for common use.
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