[ntp:questions] A question
David L. Mills
mills at udel.edu
Wed Apr 30 21:34:41 UTC 2008
"telnet ntp.alaska.edu daytime". Other busy NIST servers don't do
TCP/TIME anymore, but others might.
DaveHal 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.
> You can probably find code that does that and patch it to
> return what you want. That assumes you have a server you
> can run it on.
> If you are happy with binary results (rather than a string)
> you could use NTP. (Don't forget to consider time zones.)
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