ust as it is critical for your daily activities, time plays a crucial role in the proper operation of networked applications. For this purpose, the Network Time Protocol (NTP) is the standard for time synchronization. In this chapter, you will learn how to configure your server as an NTP time server or client. I'll cover the following subjects:
• Understanding NTP fundamentals
• Configuring a stand-alone NTP time server
• Configuring your server to fetch its time somewhere
• Tuning how NTP operates
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