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System Administration Guide: Network Services
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Network Time Protocol (Reference)

The following files are needed for the NTP service to run.

Table 3-1 NTP Files

File Name



Lists configuration options for NTP.


Sample configuration file for NTP clients.


Sample configuration file for NTP servers.


Sets the initial frequency offset on NTP servers.


Contains the NTP authentication keys.


NTP daemon. See xntpd(1M) for more information.


Utility to set the local date and time, based on NTP. See ntpdate(1M) for more information.


NTP query program. See ntpq(1M) for more information.


Program to trace NTP hosts back to the master NTP server. See ntptrace(1M) for more information.


NTP query program for the xntpd daemon. See xntpdc(1M) for more information.


Directory for holding NTP statistics.

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