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This package contains the NTP daemon and utility programs. An NTP daemon needs to be running on each host that is to have its clock accuracy controlled by NTP. The same NTP daemon is also used to provide NTP service to other hosts.
For more information about the NTP protocol and NTP server configuration and operation, install the package "ntp-doc".
Potentially useful things to know about the Debian NTP packages ... Configuration ------------- The default ntp.conf file is set up for an NTP "client" that synchronizes to high-stratum NTP servers on the Internet. This should be sufficient for most installations on well-connected hosts that simply want to keep their clocks accurate. The default time servers are servers from a pool.ntp.org ve more»
This is a list of the #define REFCLK_* stuff. If you want to add a new refclock let us know and we'll assign you a number. Should this list also include the name of the party responsible for the refclock? LOCALCLOCK 1 /* external (e.g., lockclock) */ GPS_TRAK 2 /* TRAK 8810 GPS Receiver */ WWV_PST 3 /* PST/Traconex 1020 WWV/H */ SPECTRACOM 4 /* Spectracom (generic) Receivers */ TRUETIME 5 /* T more»
NTP uses A.B.C - style release numbers. At the moment: A is 4, for ntp V4. B is the major release number. C is the minor release number. Even numbers are 'stable' releases and odd numbers are "development" releases. Following the release number may be the letter 'p' followed by a number. This indicates a point (or patch) release. Release candidates have -RC in the release number. Here a more»
ntp (1:4.2.4p0+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low This version of ntp will periodically rescan the net more»
NTP 4.2.6p2 (Harlan Stenn <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2010/07/08) Focus: Bug fixes and portability improvement more»
NTPDC(1) NTPDC(1) NAME ntpdc - special more»
NTPQ(1) NTPQ(1) NAME ntpq - standard more»
NTPSNMPD(1) Programmer's Manual NTPSNMPD(1) NAME ntpsnmpd - NTP S more»