NTP Network Time Protocol

TOPIC

NETWORK TIME PROTOCOL

Explanation

NTP  stands  for Network  Time  Protocol,  and  it is  an  Internet
protocol used to  synchronize the clocks of computers  to some time
reference.  NTP   is  an  Internet   standard  protocol  originally
developed  by  Professor  David  L.  Mills  at  the  University  of
Delaware.

source: http://www.ntp.org/ntpfaq/NTP-s-def.htm#AEN1259

Get The Hang

$ntpdate in.pool.ntp.org
13 Jan 19:15:49 ntpdate[4295]: step time server 203.200.188.4 offset -1.325297 sec
$date
Fri Jan 13 19:16:01 IST 2012
$

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