25 Feb 88 14:29:36 GMT
In article <2710@druhi.ATT.COM> aws@druhi.ATT.COM (SteereA) writes:
> I am looking for articles, references, implementations,
>etc. for solving the problem of keeping N machines within
>a specified time of one another. I appreciate any and all pointers.
I am directing followup to comp.protocols.tcp-ip, where it would be
more appropriate. I assume that the machines are networked.
A good start would be in three RFCs written by Dave Mills:
956 Algorithms for synchronizing network clocks
957 Experiments in network clock synchronization
958 Network time protocol (NTP)
They all came out in 1985, and have reasonable references for that time.
A UNIX (BSD only, as I recall) implementation of NTP has been written
at trantor.umd.edu, which also maintains a mailing list. To get on it
send mail to send mail to email@example.com.
There is also often quite a bit of network time discussion in
comp.protocols.tcp-ip, especially when interesting things like leap
seconds turn up.
BSD4.3 implementations have a timed program, discussed at some length
in the documentation (not available to me right now).
I would very much appreciate some post 1985 references.
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