NTP, the Network Time Protocol, is used to keep the computer clocks synchronised. It provides the ability to sync the local clock to remote NTP servers and can act as NTP server itself, redistributing the local clock.
This is an alternative implementation of the NTP software, made by the OpenBSD project. It makes use of privilege separation, only implements a subset of the NTP protocol, and IN THIS PATCHED VERSION _does_ adjust the rate of the clock.
Unlike xntpd, it provides privilege separation and the ability to not listen on remote-accessible sockets for improved security.
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