Is there a Free Licence SNTP client reliable / tested code there that can be made use of?
I am personally was not implementing an SNTP client, but if I would need this, first I would take a look to a lwIP TCP/IP stack, which works pretty good, and it has a lot of built-in functionality, including SNTP client.
The license, in general, is quite opened...
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