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Current Source:
ntp2.oma.be

Source Reachability:
Excellent

Source Stratum Level:
Stratum 1

Source Sync Method:
PPS

Server Location:
Leuven, Belgium

RTT Reply Delay:
9.351 millisec

Server to Source diff:
-0.274 millisec

Sample Jitter:
0.869 millisec

Poll Interval:
512 sec

Total Clients:
43

Lost time is never found again. -- Benjamin Franklin

ntp1.teambelgium.net

- What is an NTP Time Server?

An NTP Time Server is a server that provides accurate time to various devices connected to it. NTP, which is short for Network Time Protocol, is a protocol specifically designed for this purpose and is one of the oldest Internet protocols in existence. Millions of devices like computers, smartphones, routers, etc from all over the world use NTP to sync their clocks to an accurate time server like this one. Read more about NTP on Wikipedia.

This server is a public NTP server which can be used by anyone in Europe to sync their clocks and always have accurate time. It is one of the few open, public NTP Time Servers available in Belgium and is operated by BOINC Team Belgium. The server is connected to six Stratum 1 servers (2 in Belgium, 2 in The Netherlands and 2 in Germany) which sync their clocks to a few microseconds accuracy with Stratum 0 devices, which are the main time providers such as GPS clocks, atomic or radio clocks, quantum clocks, etc. So this makes this server a Stratum 2 Time Server, like the majority of other NTP servers.

- How to use this server?

it's easy! Go to your clock settings and in there you'll find a setting for synchronization with a public NTP server (Internet Time). Simply copy and paste the above URL and click on Save. Your device's clock will be instantly synchronized and will be so in the future.

If you're using a UNIX-like system (Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, etc) you can simply modify the /etc/ntp.conf file and add the above URL as a server to it, i.e. "server ntp1.teambelgium.net" (without the quotes) and then restart the ntpd daemon. You can then check the status by running in a console: ntpq -p

- What other NTP servers can I use?

You can use other time servers from the NTP Pool Project or manually pick out servers from here.

That's all, folks! See you in time ;-)

Time brings all things to pass. -- Aeschylus