Simple Network Time Protocol


Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) is a time-maintenance application that you can use to synchronize hardware in a network.

You can use the i5/OS® operating system as an SNTP server, SNTP client, or both. You can specify an amount of time that clients can vary from the time provided by a time server and allow for adjustments to keep the clocks synchronized. This function is particularly important in the use of network authentication service.

SNTP is a tool that you can use as part of your time management strategy.

Related concepts
Network authentication service Time management