NTP services

MBIX offers NTP service over IPv4 and IPv6 via the address time.mbix.ca


NTP is the Network Time Protocol, which allows internet-connected devices to keep their clocks in sync to a high degree of accuracy.  NTP runs over the internet, allowing almost any internet device to use NTP to keep their clock in sync with the global time standard.

MBIX operates an NTP cluster to provide MBIX-connected networks a source of high-precision time.


You can reach the NTP servers via their public DNS entries.

General purpose – random NTP node from cluster:

  • time.mbix.ca

Specify NTP node – use one ore more nodes specifically:

  • time1.mbix.ca –
  • time2.mbix.ca
  • time3.mbix.ca


Here’s a diagram of the setup: