Precise time-keeping across computer systems is crucial for many reasons, as well as desirable on convenience grounds. Some security mechanisms rely upon clocks being synchronised, while accurate timestamps are important in records like mail headers and access logs, to allow investigation of security incidents, for example. Similarly, if files are updated by a number of computers, then the system clocks need to be kept in step to facilitate change control operations.
The LGfL Network Time Service delivers a stable time reference to organisations via the Network Time Protocol (NTP). The centrallyhosted service acquires information from a number of highprecision, stable time sources in order to calculate a precise time and set its own local clock. The service then, in turn, can be used to provide the exact time to others.
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