The Network Time Protocol (NTP) enables your operating system to automatically set the correct time of day, accurate to within a few milliseconds.

For security reasons, the NUI Galway network is configured to block outgoing connections to external NTP servers. This means that your computer or server may will not be able to automatically update it's time of day to a correct and accurate value.

Information Solutions and Services (ISS) therefore provide an internal stratum-1 NTP server that can be used by client or server machines on the NUI Galway network:

  • ntp.nuigalway.ie

Your operating system(s) will need to be configured to point to these servers rather than using the operating system defaults. Click below to find instructions for doing this for your operating system:

Red Hat

Ubuntu Server

Windows Server 2012