- reference time serversearch for term
A server that provides the time to which all other time servers and workstations on an eDirectory network synchronize. Reference time servers can be synchronized with an external time source, such as an atomic clock. Reference time servers vote with other primary or reference time servers to determine what the common network time should be. However, reference time servers don't adjust their internal clocks; instead, the primary servers' internal clocks are adjusted to synchronize with the reference time server.