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Re: OT: Network Time

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Saturday, December 23, 2006, 2:50
On 12/22/06, Remi Villatel <maxilys@...> wrote:
> Well, my Linux box has synchronized its clock with some distant server --I > don't know where-- every time I connect to Internet thanks to NTP (Network > Time Protocol) for years now.
Yes, that's the protocol that network time servers speak. But modern versions of Mac OS and Windows just let you supply the name of a server as part of the same control panel where you set the time, and handle all the details for you. XNTPD is a complete bear to set up - worth the effort to set up a local time server on your home LAN, maybe, but total overkill for a time client. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>