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Linux® Quick Fix Notebook by Peter Harrison

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Chapter 24. The NTP Server

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a protocol used to help synchronize your Linux system’s clock with an accurate time source. There are a number of sites that allow the general public to synchronize with them. They are divided into two types:

  • Stratum 1: NTP sites using an atomic clock for timing

  • Stratum 2: NTP sites with slightly less accurate time sources

It is good practice to have at least one server on your network be the local time server for all your other devices. This makes the correlation ...

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