[ntp:questions] Initialize NTP request

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Mon Jul 30 13:55:29 UTC 2007

Uwe Klein wrote:
> Dreamchaser wrote:
>> Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>>> RFC-1305 documents the format of the NTP packect.  You send a packet 
>>> as your request, the server time stamps it and bounces it back to 
>>> you.  All the details are in the RFC if you read it.
>>> The source code for the referernce implementation is available and 
>>> should explain ALL the details if you can read C.
>>> See http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/SoftwareDownloads
>> Thank you for the help. I had read the RFC, but didn't get the 
>> connection to send the same message as you receive. Next I have to 
>> figure out how to get a gz file decoded in windows. :(
> You may want to install cygwin on your system ;-)
> 	http://www.cygwin.com/
> If you want to "play around" for a first start
> you could use tcl and its ntp implementation in tcllib.
> 	http://tcllib.sourceforge.net/doc/ntp_time.html
> tcl, and tcllib is included in cygwin.
> for native windows binaries go to ActiveState:
> 	http://www.activestate.com/Products/activetcl/

You really don't want to do all this especially if all you need to do is
gunzip the tar file and then extract the files from the tar. There are
tools to do this directly without the overhead.


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