Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a networking protocol for clock synchronization between computer systems over packet-switched, variable-latency data networks. This chapter is an overview of the NTP section for RUTX11 devices.
The information in this page is updated in accordance with the RUTX_R_00.02.01.1 firmware version.
The Time Synchronization section is used to configure general device time settings, like selecting the local time zone, setting a time update interval, synchronizing the time, etc.
The figure below is an example of the Time Synchronization section and the table below provides information about the fields contained in that section:
|Current system time||time; default: none||Current local time of the device.|
|Time zone||time zone; default: UTC||The device will sync time in accordance with the selected time zone.|
|Enable NTP||off | on; default: on||Turns NTP on or off.|
|Force servers||off | on; default: off||Forces unreliable NTP servers.|
|Update interval (in seconds)||integer; default: 600||Defines how often the device will update the time.|
|Count of time synchronizations||integer; default: none||The amount of times that device will perform time synchronizations. Leave empty in order to set to infinite.|
|GPS synchronization||yes | no; default: no||Enables periodic time synchronization for the system using the GPS module (does not require an Internet connection).|
|GPS time update interval||5, 30 minutes | 1, 6, 12, 24 hours | 1 week | 1 month; default: Every 24 hours||Defines how often the router will update the time using the GPS module.|
|Offset frequency||integer; default: 0||Adjusts the minor drift of the clock so that it will run more accurately.|
The device can also act as an NTP Server, providing clock synchronization to other devices in the network. From this section you can turn this feature on or off:
The Time Servers section displays the NTP servers that the device uses. You are provided with 4 default time servers (as seen in the example below), but you can also add custom time servers by clicking the "Add" button or you can edit the given time servers.