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Network security 

NTP Service

NTP servers allow their clients to synchronize their computer clocks and other kinds of network equipment using a standard reference of time accepted worldwide, known as UTC (Universal Time Coordinated).

In July 2000, RNP’s Security Incident Response Team implanted a Network Time Protocol (NTP) service. RNP’s NTP stratum 1 server is directly connected to a reference clock, a high precision mechanism. The reference clock used is a GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver.

A hierarchy of NTP servers was created to distribute the processing load, ensuring a stabler and more reliable service to the final user.