[ntp:questions] difference between sntp and ntp server

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Mon Mar 31 16:48:34 UTC 2008


Peter Sprenger <ps at colognechip.com> writes:

>Hello,

>a simple question: Is there a difference between a ntp server and a sntp 
>server? I studied the RFC's, but found no evidence, that for the server 
>side there are differences.

An SNTP server MUST get its time from a local hardware clock only  (I
include radio clocks in that). An NTP
server can use that, or can use other NTP servers to get its time from. 



>Regards,

>Pete




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