A list of the Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) time servers that are available on the Internet

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A list of the Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) time servers that are available on the Internet
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This article describes the Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) time servers that are available on the Internet.
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There are two levels, or tiers, of Network Time Protocol (NTP) time servers that are available on the Internet. The NTP is defined in Request for Comments (RFC) 1305. The first-level time servers are primarily intended to act as source time servers for second-level time servers. The first-level time servers may also be capable of providing mission-critical time services. Some first-level time servers may have a restricted access policy. Second-level time servers are intended for general SNTP time service needs. Second-level time servers usually enable public access. It is recommended that you use second-level time servers for normal SNTP time server configuration because they are usually located on a closer network that can produce faster updates. It is recommended that you research any time server selection to ensure that it can meet your specific time server requirements. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) maintains a network of time servers that provide time and frequency services for the United States. More information about the NIST may be found at the following Web sites: http://www.boulder.nist.gov/timefreq/service/its.htm (http://www.boulder.nist.gov/timefreq
/service/its.htm)

http://www.boulder.nist.gov/timefreq/ (http://www.boulder.nist.gov/timefreq/)

The US Naval Observatory also maintains a network of time servers

available for public access. To see a list of servers and their descriptions, visit the following US Naval Observatory Web site: http://tycho.usno.navy.mil /ntp.html (http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/ntp.html) The NTP uses port 123 so this port must be opened on a firewall or router to ensure proper communication with the NTP server. For more information about the use of time services in Windows Server and Windows NT, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 243574 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243574/ ) "Could not locate a time server" after setting SNTP time server using NET TIME command 216734 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216734/ ) How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows 2000
/kb/224799/ )

224799 (http://support.microsoft.com

Basic operation of the Windows Time Service

Time server list
The following list of NTP time servers is provided as a reference only. This list is not intended to be comprehensive. This list describes currently active NTP time servers that may or may not be able to accommodate your time service needs. Any NTP time server selection should be evaluated to determine if the server in question meets your specific time server requirements.

NIST time servers

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California nist1.44 University of Colorado.6.nist.nist.15.28 NIST.4.10 Microsoft.com 209.126.140.colorado.gov 129. New York City nist1.microsoft. 1999) NIST.163.15.49.103.4. CA: Systems Research Center.6.200.certifiedtime. Colorado utcnist.7 Datum. Washington nist1.gov 131.202 Abovnet.43. 1999) NIST.244.timefreq.nist.certifiedtime.gov 132.gov 192.dc.timefreq. Redmond.timefreq.A list of the Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) time servers that are available on the Internet http://support.datum.gov 132.163.bldrdoc.com 207.com/kb/262680 time-a. Gaithersburg.184.bldrdoc.0.gov 132. San Jose.72.29 NIST. Boulder. Maryland time-b.1. 2 of 11 28/07/09 2:52 PM .edu 128.sjc.com 216.163. Maryland time-a.93.8 Abovnet.bldrdoc.certifiedtime.129 Abovnet.103 (as of December 1. Boulder.102 (as of December 1. Boulder. California Level-One Time Servers Arranged by geographic location: North America Palo Alto.138. Compaq Computer Corp. North Virginia nist1. Boulder. Colorado time-nw. Gaithersburg.18 NCAR.nyc.107. 1999) NIST.nist. Colorado time-b.gov 129.4. San Jose. Colorado time-c. Boulder time.com 208.101 (as of December 1.

176.156. CA: ViaNet Communications 209.30: timekeeper.usnogps.wustl. pacific and mountain time zones Marina del Rey.0.com Service area: U.microsoft.navy.isi.net Cleveland. CNAME: tick.9.252.via.pa-x.41.wustl.S.mil.usnogps.nasa. OH: Lewis Research Center (NASA) 128.1: ncnoc. NC: MCNC 192.34. CNAME: tick.123. Palo Alto.101. Canada: National Research Council of Canada time.mil Service Area: NSFNET Ottawa.58.3: bitsy.41. CNAME: navobs1. CA: Internet Software Consortium 192. CNAME: tock.72.nrc.mil 192.5.81.pa-x.59: clock.edu Service Area: Southeastern U.ca Service Area: Canada Raleigh.usnogps.S.198.19.4.chu.lerc.41: navobs2.navy.ncren.1: navobs1.org Service Area: NSFNET and NEARnet region Palo Alto.mil 204. Naval Observatory 192. Alternet-west.navy. DC: U.navy.dec. Louis. MA: MIT Information Systems 18.2.5.34.com/kb/262680 204.osf.lcs.1.edu Service Area: CalRen2 and Los Nettos region Washington. pacific and mountain time zones St.41: tock.40: navobs1.isc. Cambridge.usnogps.com.4.mil.198.edu Service Area: Eastern U.navy.5.csc.5.edu.org Service Area: BARRnet.ncsu. and CIX-west Cambridge.105.edu Service Area: NSFNET and NEARnet area Cambridge.40: tick.usno.navy.9.S. central time zone Research Triangle Park.dec.S.1.124: terrapin. NC: North Carolina State University 152.43: lerc-dns. MO: Washington University 128. MA: MIT 18.net Service area: NC-REN region 3 of 11 28/07/09 2:52 PM .mit. CO: Schriever AFB 204.usno. CA: USC Information Sciences Institute 128.mit.A list of the Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) time servers that are available on the Internet http://support.72: usno.edu Service area: U. Ontario.gov Service Area: NSFNET and OARNET Colorado Springs. MA: Open Software Foundation 130.26.S.S.105: bonehed.mil Service area: U.7: clock.21.250: clock.

39.149.SE Service Area: Europe Torino.de. Italy: IEN Galileo Ferraris 193.21: swisstime.hp.38. Newark.183.36. ntp2. Sweden: Stupi AB 192.254.7: ntps1-1.Stupi.fau.33.de Service Area: Germany and Europe Berlin.de 130.15: vega. Poland: Astrogeodynamical Observatory.118.delmarva.150: Time1.de.microsoft.145.cnr.143.A list of the Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) time servers that are available on the Internet http://support. Switzerland: Integrated Systems Lab. Swiss Fed.114.uni-erlangen.36. of Technology 129.com/kb/262680 Cupertino.173.Uni-Osnabrueck.fau.3: otc1.127: ntp-cup.cs.cbk.8: ntps1-1. ntps1-2.ien.ch Service Area: Switzerland and Europe Torino. ntps1-0.de. Italy: CSTV of National Research Council 150. Germany: Technische Universitaet Berlin 130. and JvNCnet Europe Borowiec. PREPNET.2.7.20: ntp1. PA: Penn State University 128. ntp1.21: ntps1-0.uni-erlangen.1: time.ethz.tu-berlin.cs.S.psu.to.com Service area: Cable & Wireless Network (formerly MCInet) University Park.149.17.132.17.pl Service Area: Poland and Europe Stockholm. DE: Conectiv Communications 138. Germany: University Erlangen-Nuernberg ntp0.rz.143.edu Service Area: NSFNET.uni-erlangen.151: Time2.cstv. Inst. Space Research Centre 150.external.Stupi.com Service Area: West coast U.de. CA: HP 192.it Service Area: Italy and Europe Zurich.tu-berlin.17.DE Service Area: Germany and Europe Sweden 192.poznan.1: tempo.fau.it Service Area: Italy and Europe Erlangen.de Service Area: Germany and Europe Germany 131.6.46.SE Service Area: SUnet and NORDUnet Sweden East Asia and Pacific Rim 4 of 11 28/07/09 2:52 PM .de. ntps1-1.204.

ntp2c. inc.fukuoka-u.OZ.ucsd.254. and Mexico Santa Cruz.6.ac.microsoft.ca Service Area: Eastern Canada Mexico: Audiotel office ntp2a.ca.250. ntp2b.227.com. CA: UCSD Academic Computing Services/Network Operations 132. Canada: National Research Council of Canada time.edu.scruz.net Service area: Western U.com.1. tock.nrc.nrc.uregina. San Diego.1: ns.nc. 137. Canada: University of Regina 142. time. MCINet.A list of the Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) time servers that are available on the Internet http://support.gc. ntp2. Canada: Canadian Meteorological Center ntp1.ca.49: ntp.11. and South East Asia Fukuoka.8: clock.ca Service Area: Eastern Canada Ontario.com/kb/262680 Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong.com.36.18: clock.hk Service Area: Hong Kong. 165.mx.9.mainecoon.AU Service area: Australia and New Zealand Level-Two Time Servers Arranged by geographic location: North America NTP time servers: Quebec. Canada: University of Toronto tick. SDSC region.189.mx Service Area: Avantel.ac.ca. and nearby Quincy.gc.ec.audiotel. China.cs.100.15: timelord.2: clock.chu. Japan: Fukuoka University 133.jp 133.100.mu. ntp2.S.239.mx.tl.audiotel.cuhk.utoronto.jp Service Area: Japan and Pacific area Australia Melbourne Australia: The University of Melbourne 128.cmc.mainecoon.com.ec.com 5 of 11 28/07/09 2:52 PM .3. NSFNET.100.audiotel.2: ntp.edu Service Area: CERFNET.cmc.fukuoka-u.ca Service Area: Canada Saskatchewan. California ntp1. CA: Scruz-net.utoronto.ca Service Area: Canada Ontario.

ecn.peachnet.138.nts.cclabs. IL: University of Illinois ntp-0.gov. NV: University of Nevada System Computing Services 131.kansas.4: timeserver.edu.3: louie. and ESNet West Lafayette.purdue. Las Vegas.kansas.nts.uiuc. NV: UNLV College of Engineering tick.anl.130. IN: Purdue University gilbreth. and Great Plains Boston.240.edu Service Area: CICNET region Columbia. tock.1.cso.unlv.edu.ecn.175. and NCSA region Chicago. NSFNET.edu Service Area: CICNET.edu Service Area: Sprintnet New York City. KS: KansasNet OnLine Services 199.A list of the Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) time servers that are available on the Internet http://support.mcs. nss.edu.uiuc. 158.umb.mcs. molecule. IL: Argonne National Laboratory ntp-1. MO: University of Missouri-Columbia 128. MN: University of Minnesota ns. ntp-2. and SDSC region Las Vegas. GA: CNSG ntp.com/kb/262680 Service Area: North America Newark. Urbana-Champaign. NetIllinois.radiks.edu Service area: NSFNET and CICNET area Manhattan.cso.104.1: ntp1.shorty.S.umn.S.purdue.121. ntp-1. harbor. MA: UMass-Boston CS dept.net Service area: Central U. GA: PeachNet rolex.12: ntp2.edu Service Area: MOREnet Omaha.edu.umn.edu.net 199.edu Service Area: New England Minneapolis/St Paul.nevada.microsoft. and vBNS Atlanta. ntp-2.S.cs.206.gov Service Area: NSF/ANSNet.edu Service Area: NevadaNet.com Service Area: Southeast U.cso.ecn.udel. timex.peachnet.edu.missouri. NE: Radiks Internet Access 205.216.101: cuckoo. CICNet.anl.cs. Abilene.12: everest. Kennesaw.unlv.126.purdue.240.206.cs.uiuc. NY: Columbia University 6 of 11 28/07/09 2:52 PM .1.edu.net Service Area: Midwest U. Midwest.edu Service Area: PeachNet (Georgia) and Southeast U.edu Service Area: CAIRN. DE: University of Delaware 128.83: allison.S.130.

edu Service Area: NSFNET and SESQUI region Hughes Springs.cornell.A list of the Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) time servers that are available on the Internet http://support. PSC/NCNE. OR: Koala Computers 207.ctr. Blacksburg.91.10: ntp. THEnet.144. TX: Texas A&M University 165. tock. PA: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center 128.edu Service area: NSFNET and PSC region Pittsburgh.cmu.126: ntp.25.microsoft.110: ntp5.com. and NYSER region Norman.8: constellation.edu Service Area: Sprintlink and NYSERnet Ithaca.182.com Service Area: South-Central U.cmu.76: ntp. NY: Columbia University Computer Science Department timex.com Service Area: Northwestern U.uoknor.greyware.S.tamu. PA: Penn State University 128.columbia. SESQUI region.20.columbia.118.edu. University Park.psu. and TAMUSDSN Plano.columbia.fnbhs. Southern Methodist University 129. NY: Cornell University 192.100: fuzz. vBNS. TX: First National Bank 209.ece. and CASC Pittsburgh. Tx: Baylor College of Medicine 128.edu Service Area: Internet2.edu Service area: NSFNET. Columbia University sundial. TX: Greyware Automation Products tick.15.119. NY: Morningside Campus.com Service area: Northeast Texas Houston.edu Service Area: PSINET. CERFnet(AT&T IP Services).edu Service Area: NSFNET and NYSER region New York.cs. Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma 129.psc.1.48. VA: Virginia Tech Computing Center 7 of 11 28/07/09 2:52 PM .249.greyware.52.109.edu Service Area: NSFNET and SESQUI region College Station.3: clock.com/kb/262680 ntp. NSFNET.50: ntp0.edu Service Area: PREPNET and PSC region Dallas.58.tmc.edu Service Area: NYSERnet New York City.82.22.6: tick.edu Service Area: Midnet Coos Bay.ecn.koalas. ntp-2.ece. TX: Cox School of Business.smu. PA: Carnegie Mellon Electrical and Computer Engineering ntp-1.35.80.cox.S.

132.dk. Arlington. Finland: Keski-Savon Oppimiskeskus tick.S.edu.com. U.: Computer Science Department.A.ethz. Scandinavia.S.fi 8 of 11 28/07/09 2:52 PM .net Service Area: Northwest U.ultimeth.cs.192.1.cs.vt.netcetera.ve Service Area: Arica Europe Zurich.32.wisc.40.98.keso. Grupo de Usuarios Linux de Venezuela 150.49. Wisconsin. U.250: ntp.1: CNAME: tock.com.185.A list of the Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) time servers that are available on the Internet http://support.30: clock. Switzerland: Swiss Fed.tricity.wisc.121.49.linux.3: ntp.org.edu. VA: Center for Seismic Studies 140.nap.cmr.dk Service area: Denmark.S. of Technology 129.edu Service Area: Southeast U.ar Service Area: Argentina Brazil: Brazilian Research Network 200. ntp2. University of Wisconsin-Madison ntp1.ch Service Area: Switzerland and Europe Location: Copenhagen.: Mill Creek time. clock2.cais.S.ctv.ar Service Area: Argentina Buenos Aires.162.216.fi.ar 200. Denmark.com. and Northern Europe Spain: Altea slug.S.sinectis. WA: Washington State University 192.31.keso.edu Service Area: U. ntp-2. Europe clock.144. Argentina: Network Access Point 200.nap.microsoft.edu.br Service Area: Brazil Venezuela: VELUG.wisc. and any South America Buenos Aires.com/kb/262680 ntp-1.1: CNAME: tick. time.wsu.cs. tock.33: ntp. ntp3.edu Service Area: NSFNET and NorthWestNet Washington.es Service Area: Spain Pieksamaki.rnp.netcetera.11: bernina. Argentina: Sinectis S.gov Service Area: NSFNET and SURA region Richland. Inst.vt.

obspm.6.si 193.fr Service Area: France and Europe Lyon. Italy. University of Ljubljana biofiz.fr Service Area: France and Europe Budapest.mf. Slovenia: Academic and Research Network of Slovenia ntp1. Vercelli.pl Service Area: Poland and Europe Lund.com/kb/262680 Service area: Finland Meudon.2. Norway: University of Oslo 129. and Europe Paris.alcanet. France: Observatoire de Paris-Meudon ntp.1: time.microsoft. Poland: Academic Computer Centre 149.net4u.235.32.hu Service Area: HUNGARNET Italy: Net4u Srl.11 Service Area: Slovenia and Europe Ljubljana.64. Stefan Institute time.edu.69. Slovenia: Hydrometeorological Institute of Slovenia hmljhp.195.130.si Service Area: Slovenia and Europe British Isles 9 of 11 28/07/09 2:52 PM .uni-lj.20.uio. France: VIA.fr Service Area: France.4. Slovenia: J. Switzerland. Sweden: Lund Institute of Technology 130.ifi.A list of the Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) time servers that are available on the Internet http://support.ecp. ntp2.lth.it Service area: Italy Oslo.240.arnes.arnes.3: fartein.no Service Area: Europe Krakow.3: ntp.11: info.se Service Area: Sweden and NORDUnet Ljubljana.cyf-kr.70: ntp.0.kfki. Slovenia: Institute of Biophysics.si.si Service Area: Slovenia and Europe Ljubljana.univ-lyon1.no Service Area: NORDUnet Oslo.52.ijs.rzs-hm. Ecole Centrale 138.129: ntps. France: CISM ntp.via. Italy 195. Norway: Alcanet International time.si Service Area: Slovenia and Europe Ljubljana.156. Hungary: KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics 148.

nz. Aylesbury tick.ie.K.K.nz.ru Service area: Russia Chernogolovka.net.: Wibble U. England: University of Manchester ntp2a.microsoft.uu. Inc.ac.139. Manchester. Japan: Cyber Fleet. ntp2d.ac.K. Scotland: Strathclyde University ntp.mcc.tanac. and any Cambridge.nuri. Buckinghamshire U. Asia Moscow.waikato.ac. Glasgow.46.tcd. time. ntp2c. Russia: Chernogolovka Scientific Center (near Moscow) 193.uk.strath. Japan. Europe.mcc.ie.net Service Area: Korea. Korea: Inet.K. ntp0.ru Service area: Russia Russia: Pushchino (near Moscow) 194.149.ru Service Area: Russia East Asia and Pacific Rim Tokyo.waikato.net Service area: U. Russia: Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics 193.cs.30.uk.nz.K.tcd.landau.uk.K.67.waikato.cyber-fleet.nz Service Area: New Zealand Singapore and the Philippines: ntp.tcd.ie Service Area: Ireland and U. Inc.uu.uk Service Area: U. Trinity College ntp.uk.shim. truechimer2.ac. New Zealand: The University of Waikato truechimer.130: ntp.ac. ntp2.waikato.net Service Area: UUNET (formerly known in the U. Ireland: School of Mathematics.10: sign.. U.cs.mcc. 203.uu. ntp1.net Service Area: Japan and East Asia Seoul.psn.233.ac. ntp2b. as PIPEX) and U.ac.mcc. ntp.com/kb/262680 Dublin.org 10 of 11 28/07/09 2:52 PM .K.uk.233. Hong Kong.7: ntp.K. truechimer3. ntp.ac.ac.K.uk Service Area: U.net.maths. truechimer1.195: ntp..ac.A list of the Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) time servers that are available on the Internet http://support.9.uk.chg. and East Asia Hamilton.

supernet300. Standard Edition (32-bit x86) 2000 Server 2000 Advanced Server 2000 Professional Edition Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition Keywords: kbproductlink kbinfo kbnetwork KB262680 Get Help Now Contact a support professional by E-mail. Victoria.128. Nigeria: Supernet300 ntp.4: time.unp. Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86) Server 2003.edu.84.eleceng.za Service area: South Africa Australia Adelaide.21. Online.4: augean.saard.au APPLIES TO Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Windows Windows Windows Windows Windows Windows Windows Server 2003.au 129. Australia: eSec Limited 203.com Service Area: Western Africa (primarily Nigerian NITEL backbone) Pietermaritzburg.37.com/kb/262680 Service Area: Singapore Africa Lagos. South Australia: The University of Adelaide 129.200: ntp.82.28.microsoft.edu.A list of the Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) time servers that are available on the Internet http://support.adelaide.com.127.net Service area: AARNet Carlton.esec.18: ntp.au 203.ac.21.127.3: ntp. South Africa: Natal University 143.cs.40.adelaide. or Phone Help and Support ©2009 Microsoft 11 of 11 28/07/09 2:52 PM .

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