[ntp:questions] A question

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Wed Apr 30 20:55:39 UTC 2008

Hal Murray wrote:
>> I would like to connect to any server to receive a string where it is
>> written the istant time (possibly hh.mm.ss.xxx ). I found several sites
>> where I may read hh.mm.ss then downloading the page and reading it I could
>> get the string hh.mm.ss but
> I don't know of any servers that do that.
> In the early Arpanet days, there was a RFC describing a time
> service available via UDP and TCP.  It returned the date and time
> as a string.  Seconds were good enough back then.

Perhaps you are thinking of 'rdate' RFC-868.

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