NW 6.5 SP8: Network Time Synchronization Administration Guide

Synchronizing time across the NetWare® network lets you maintain consistent time stamps.

NetWare needs to maintain a common system time for keeping file date and time stamps correctly, for auditing and logging, and for managing users' login time restrictions. It is also important to maintain a common time for the entire network system of servers and workstations.

The NetWare server utility TIMESYNC.NLM ensures that all NetWare servers report the same time and order events correctly. In a multiple server environment, the functionality to maintain a common time for all NetWare servers in the network is referred to as time synchronization.

A common time across the network helps eDirectory™, messaging service, the file system, and other similar services.

This documentation covers the following topics: