[ntp:questions] NTP for P2P synchronization
Kemal Oral CANSIZLAR
cansizla at usc.edu
Thu Mar 3 15:08:00 UTC 2005
Thank you for the reply.
"Brad Knowles" <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> wrote in message
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> At 5:15 AM -0800 2005-03-03, Kemal Oral CANSIZLAR wrote:
>> However, I am desperately
>> for a TCP implementation of NTP (if any), or a protocol that is the best
> You won't find such a beast -- NTP is inherently a UDP protocol. Doing NTP
> over TCP would introduce timing errors that would destroy the very reason
> it was created in the first place. You might as well try to perform brain
> surgery with a nuclear weapon.
> You could always use rdate over ssh (or other cryptographically secure
> method) if you are incapable of using UDP, but that has a whole host of
Thank you, I will give it a try.
>> I would also welcome any pointers on how to synchronize
>> such a
>> heterogenous, autonomous system...
> It depends on what your requirements are. If you want high accuracy and
> precision with the option of strong cryptographic server authentication,
> then NTP is the best way. If not, there are plenty of other alternatives.
I would really love to hear the alternatives you mentioned.
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