Time server


The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a standard for synchronizing clocks in computer systems over packet-based communication networks (UDP port 123).
NTP uses the connectionless network protocol UDP. It is specifically designed to provide reliable timing over variable packet delay (ping) networks. (Source and further general info: Wikipedia - NTP)


  • The URZ offers two NTP servers for time synchronization via the network.
  • These servers work with the protocol NTP version 3 or SNTP.
  • A program that supports this protocol is needed to use the NTP server.


For the synchronization of the time, with IP addresses from the address space of the Otto-von-Guericke University (141.44.xxx.xxx & 149.203.xxx.xxx), only the listed NTP servers are accessible.

available NTP server

Please use time.ovgu.de

Behind this are the two NTP servers,

  •  ntps2-1.uni-magdeburg.de (
  •  ntps2-2.uni-magdeburg.de (

of which one is selected "randomly".

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