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SNTP: Simple Network Time Protocol
The Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) is an adaptation of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) used to synchronize computer clocks on the Internet. SNTP can be used when the ultimate performance of the full NTP implementation is not needed or justified. When operating with current and previous NTP and SNTP versions, SNTP involves no changes to the NTP specification or known implementations, but rather a clarification of certain design features of NTP which allow operation in a simple, stateless remote-procedure call (RPC) mode with accuracy and reliability expectations similar to the UDP/TIME protocol.