Stands for Network Time Protocol. A networking protocol for clock synchronization within computer systems and data networks. NTP synchronizes the devices with UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) using a modified Marzullo’s algorithm.

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First released 1985
Developed by David L. Mills

Interesting facts

NTP came about due to potential problems with time-sensitive matters (e.g., emails) and thus the need to synchronize computers.

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Development by Synergize.digital

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