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app kiss-ntpd

NTP server that Keeps It Simple, Stupid

2 stable releases

2.0.0 Mar 15, 2021
1.0.0 Mar 14, 2021

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An NTP server that Keeps It Simple, Stupid.

It simply responds to NTP queries with the current system time, it doesn't fuss with leap seconds or stratum or any of those other things we don't care about. It will simply synchronize your clock to the server's clock rather closely and that's it.

Host this on your router for all your LAN clients, and let systemd-timesyncd or another ntp client keep that clock in sync.

usage: kiss-ntpd [options...] [bind_addresses...]
 -h, --help                      print this usage text
 -V, -v, --version               Show version number then quit

 If no bind_addresses supplied, defaults to

There is an example systemd unit in systemd/kiss-ntpd.service which runs it with minimal permissions and as locked down as possible.

Many thanks to rsntp from which I forked this code.

No runtime deps