Networked computers rely on the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to synchronise their clocks and ensure they have the correct time. This is generally configured as part of the device’s operating system by Microsoft, Apple and others, but they don’t provide their own NTP servers.
NTP ensures accuracy and that everything is running to a standardised time. It is one of the oldest protocols used today, within businesses and on personal devices across the world. This is how we can easily adjust for different time zones by working from a centralised time and date.
Using NTP Networks
Most NTP servers are provided on a “best efforts” basis by volunteers, and there are plenty of benefits to this but one drawback is the lack of response that comes with a dedicated business or service providing it.
At InternetNZ we think New Zealand needs something better, and so we provide a reliable, free and fully supported network of public NTP servers for use within New Zealand. We’ve put a lot of thought and investment into these servers and will continue to develop it as a service that all New Zealanders can rely on.