Monday, October 10, 2005

HTTP Time Protocol (HTP)

HTTP Time Protocol (HTP)

"The time synchronisation problem...
Why would anybody need another time protocol, when ntp is already great?
A simple answer is "you don't", unless you don't have access to a ntp server, because you are behind a firewall and/or proxy server.

In order for ntp to work, you need to have access to outgoing and incoming packets from UDP port 123. In most corporate environments this is not the case and you must consider yourself lucky if you have Internet access via an HTTP proxy server. As long as HTTP or HTTPS connectivity is available, you can use htp."


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