[ntp:questions] Re: How does NTP define time?

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Jan 31 16:53:51 UTC 2006


Alan Kruse wrote:

>Hi,
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>I know that NTP is about measuring time, but I have not been able to find
>within the RFC's or documentation how NTP actually 'defines' times.
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>I need this as I am working on some corporate documents.
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>Can anyone help me as to how does NTP define time?
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Have you tried a dictionary?  If a dictionary does not define "time" 
adequately; you might try harder to tell us exactly what you are asking for.

The time that NTP deals with is UTC, or Universal Time Coordinated 
<http://tf.nist.gov/timefreq/general/enc-ch.htm#utc>

HTH



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