Network Time Protocol

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The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize the system time with other devices over the network. This happens in a client-server model.


Following implementations of the Network Time Protocol are currently available:

Name Package Description
chrony net-misc/chrony Versatile implementation of the Network Time Protocol.
clockspeed net-misc/clockspeed Simple Network Time Protocol (NTP) client.
ntp net-misc/ntp Suite of tools utilizing Network Time Protocol.
ntpsec net-misc/ntpsec NTP reference implementation, refactored.
openntpd net-misc/openntpd Lightweight NTP server ported from OpenBSD.
sntpd net-misc/sntpd NTP (RFC-1305 and RFC-4330) client and server for unix(like) systems.

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