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time server

A device that obtains the time of day for synchronizing PCs, servers, routers and switches on the local network. It picks up the time from the GPS satellites as well as NTP servers on the Internet. GPS time is the most accurate, but Internet time is used for backup. Using GPS time as a benchmark, time servers can monitor various Internet NTP servers and determine which is the most accurate. See NTP, UTC and GPS.


GPS Time Server
Network time servers such as this unit from Symmetricom provide the most accurate time for synchronization. The small, white GPS antenna (in rear) is like the one used in car navigation systems. (Image courtesy of Symmetricom, Inc., www.symmetricom.com)
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Look about you--look at Downing-street, look at the Houses of Parliament, look at the Church, the Bar, the Press--aye, look at the leviathan Timeserver and its crew; and say whether there are not souls bought and sold, aye, and double-sold in London, wholesale and retail, to an extent beyond all ordinary powers of calculation?
When designing our latest Chronologics TimeServer, we found that Eracom's ProtectServer Orange and ProtectToolkit C met security as well as scalability requirements for our key management, cryptographic acceleration, signing operations and local time source protection," said Steven Teppler, CEO of TimeCertain, LLC.
Symmetricom's TimeServer for TimeSource ensures that the carrier's billing system clock is accurate and that multiple billing systems are keeping the same time.
It is about wresting power from the inept and apathetic, the timeservers and seat-fillers, and giving it to people who know how to use it, who are desperate to use it.
I speak as a long-term resident of Cardiff, dismayed by the emergence of these politicians and timeservers, but who let them in?
Foreign affairs, especially in the hallways and drawing rooms of our most significant European allies, are too important to be left in the hands of bureaucracy-loving careerists and unimaginative timeservers, most of whom are out of touch with the real America back home.
To be "on the right side of history" may be construed as little more than a pretext for timeservers.
The 1964 act and, for that matter, the whole panoply of LBJ-inspired Great Society programs did little to solve the growing problems created by fatherless families, dysfunctional schools staffed by tenured timeservers, dirty and unsafe neighborhoods, gang- and drug-related violence, and a culture that undervalues academic achievement.
If he has been too offbeat or soulful to achieve success as it is measured by timeservers and lickspittles, he has embodied, in political form, the Jeffersonian persuasion.
Another inquiry after a child done to death in the ghastly mother-and-new-lover scenario and these inept career timeservers hide behind peculiarly British veils that absolve all blame.
It is tragic that after more than six decades we continue to be confused timeservers making hay of unrelieved poverty.
In the process, however, she annoyed the timeservers who refused to be inspired.