OmniSync is a driver for NTPd for people who are firewall-challenged. It enables systems to synchronize time when port 123 (UDP) is blocked. It allows you to sync against the daytime service, time, SNTS, IRC, ICMP, SNMP, precision time protocol (PTP -- IEEE 1588), HTTP, HTTPS (both also via proxy server), and (S)NTP via a Socks(5) proxy server. It doesn't directly set the clock, but uses NTPd for this, as this enables you to have multiple time sources as well as bad-chimer detection, etc.
|Tags||Networking Time Synchronization|
Release Notes: OmniSync can now bind to a specific network adapter. An ntp implementation that binds to an unprivileged port was added, enabling regular ntp behind a restrictive firewall.
Release Notes: Due to a missing include line, offsets were enormous. That is now corrected.
Release Notes: This version allows you to also sync against an (S)NTP server via a SOCKS 5 proxy.
Release Notes: This release implements proper timeouts. It adds a simple PTP (precision time protocol, IEEE 1588) handler (protocol version 1).
Release Notes: This release can synchronize the internal clock to the time returned by an SNMP server. It correctly sets the precision for ICMP timestamp, now compiles on IRIX as well, and the initial clock set can now use an average of multiple measurements.