Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Network Time Protocol, part of CompTIA Network+ (N10-006) Cert Prep: 4 Making TCP/IP Work.
- There's one little protocol that's really, really…really important on the internet,…that nobody ever pays attention to,…and it's the Network Time Protocol, or NTP.…Out in the internet,…there are a number of computers that are setting…very, very precise time,…and if you want to, you can set any kind…of computer based clock,…can be set by the NTP servers.…So, NTP runs on port 123, and…it usually manifests itself as some application…that needs to check the time.…
Every Windows computer has this feature,…so let me show you on my box right here.…So, what I'm gonna do,…is I'm just gonna go into Date and Time,…and the important thing here,…you see where it says internet time?…This computer is set to automatically synchronize…with time.windows.com,…so if I wanted to, I can actually set a particular --…these are NTP servers, and I could just set…a particular one, type it in here,…and, you know, whatever one you like to use,…most of the people in Windows use the…time.windows.com,…and we hit OK, and we hit OK,…and we are running on NTP.…
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