Network Component  Version 7.11.0
MDK Middleware for IPv4 and IPv6 Networking
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SNTP Client

An SNTP Client delivers precise timing information over an IP network. More...

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 Control Interface
 Functions to start the SNTP Client.
 
 Configuration
 Configuration of the SNTP client in ┬ÁVision.
 
 Enumerations
 Enumerations of the SNTP Client.
 

Description

An SNTP Client delivers precise timing information over an IP network.

Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) is a networking protocol for clock synchronization between computer systems over IP based, variable-latency data networks. SNTP does not require the storage of the state over extended periods of time, so that it is used mostly in memory limited embedded devices and in applications where high accuracy timing is not required.

Note
The Network Component's SNTP Client supports IPv4 connections only.

The protocol provides Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) including scheduled leap second adjustments. No information about time zones or daylight saving time is transmitted. This information must be obtained separately.

The SNTP Client enables the retrieval of UTC coded time information from a given NTP server. The IP address of the server can be specified separately.