Learn how network time synchronization works.
Never take the correct time for granted again when you read this informative white paper
explaining how a little-known protocol keeps entire networks on the correct time.
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.