Definitions for timeserverˈtaɪmˌsɜr vər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person whose conduct is shaped to conform to the opinions of the time or of persons in power, esp. for self-serving ends.
Origin of timeserver:
one who conforms to current ways and opinions for personal advantage
A person who conforms to current opinions, especially for reasons of personal advantage; an opportunist.
A device, node or program that distributes the correct time to clients in a network.
one who adapts his opinions and manners to the times; one who obsequiously compiles with the ruling power; -- now used only in a bad sense
A time server is a server computer that reads the actual time from a reference clock and distributes this information to its clients using a computer network. The time server may be a local network time server or an internet time server. The most important and widely used protocol for distributing and synchronising time over the Internet is the Network Time Protocol, though other less-popular or outdated time protocols continue in use. A variety of protocols are in common use for sending time signals over radio links and serial connections. The time reference used by a time server could be another time server on the network or the Internet, a connected radio clock or an atomic clock. The most common true time source is a GPS or GPS master clock. Time servers are sometimes multi-purpose network servers, dedicated network servers, or dedicated devices. All a dedicated time server does is provide accurate time. An existing network server can become a time server with additional software. The NTP homepage provides a free and widely used reference implementation of the NTP server and client for many popular operating systems. The other choice is a dedicated time server device.
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