[ntp:questions] A question
GDowd at symmetricom.com
Wed Apr 30 21:58:57 UTC 2008
The original party was trying to find something with a resolution
greater than 1 s but in ASCII.
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> "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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