I need to meet a government requirement that says my System i must use
the NTP protocol and set its time. I'm well aware of IBM's built in
support for SNTP but the requirements state that SNTP ("simple"
network time protocol) is not sufficient. One of the reasons given is
that SNTP allows you to define multiple time servers on the Internet
but it uses a round robin approach such that if one server is down it
goes to the next. With NTP, apparently multiple servers are
considered by the protocol and it determines which is the most accurate.
We've tried to demonstrate to the governing body the SNTP support
along with the log files it creates as it adjusts the time but they've
justsaid no so we're looking for other ways to implement NTP on the System i.
Any suggestions anyone?
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