TIME SOURCES AND CONFIGURING AN NTP SERVER

NTP implementation on Solaris 8 can use many reference time sources. These reference time sources include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A reference time server on a local network or on the Internet.

  • A global positioning satellite system receiver card installed inside the host.

  • A broadcast signal from NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) or some other broadcast service.

A server may use its own clock as a reference time source. On startup, the NTP daemon xntpd reads its configuration file /etc/inet/ntp.conf. Lines starting with the hash symbol (#) in this file are treated as comment lines. Blank lines are ignored. The basic one-line configuration file that can be used to start ...

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