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In article <Tg6Ta.25155$Df6.9230news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk>, Wm. G. Urquhart <wgu__wurquhart.co.uk> wrote: >At some time in the past mike wrote : >> can the rdate time sync utitility sync the time with a Windows machine and >> how?? thanks > >Hi, > >If I understand you correctly then the answer is yes. To set a Linux machine >from a Windows TimeServer use: > >rdate -s IP_OF_SERVER Linux has no rdate program but a netdate program with the same functionality. But do you really believe that a vanilla Win32 system without Cygwin & inetd will answer such requests? -- EMail:joergschily.isdn.cs.tu-berlin.de (home) Jörg Schilling D-13353 Berlin ...

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    In article <Tg6Ta.25155$Df6.9230news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk>,
    Wm. G. Urquhart <wgu__wurquhart.co.uk> wrote:
    >At some time in the past mike wrote :
    >> can the rdate time sync utitility sync the time with a Windows machine and
    >> how?? thanks
    >
    >Hi,
    >
    >If I understand you correctly then the answer is yes. To set a Linux machine
    >from a Windows TimeServer use:
    >
    >rdate -s IP_OF_SERVER
    Linux has no rdate program but a netdate program with the same functionality.
    But do you really believe that a vanilla Win32 system without Cygwin & inetd
    will answer such requests?

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    Joerg Schilling wrote:
    > In article <Tg6Ta.25155$Df6.9230news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk>,
    > Wm. G. Urquhart <wgu__wurquhart.co.uk> wrote:
    >
    >>At some time in the past mike wrote :
    >
    >
    >>>can the rdate time sync utitility sync the time with a Windows machine and
    >>>how?? thanks
    >>
    >>Hi,
    >>
    >>If I understand you correctly then the answer is yes. To set a Linux machine
    >
    >>from a Windows TimeServer use:
    >
    >>rdate -s IP_OF_SERVER
    >
    >
    > Linux has no rdate program but a netdate program with the same functionality.
    > But do you really believe that a vanilla Win32 system without Cygwin & inetd
    > will answer such requests?
    >
    No. My Linux (Debian, 2.4.20) has an optional rdate package.

    As a matter of interest, I take the time from an xntpd slave running on OpenBSD using
    ntpdate. I would not use a Windows box.

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    Wm. G. Urquhart <wgu__wurquhart.co.uk> wrote:
    >If I understand you correctly then the answer is yes. To set a Linux machine
    >from a Windows TimeServer use:
    >
    >rdate -s IP_OF_SERVER
    First, you need to be aware of the distinction between Linux and
    Solaris. This is a Solaris newsgroup, not the proper place to ask
    Linux-specific questions.

    Second is the difference between various Linux distributions. Some
    are more unix-like than others. RedHat is one of the least compatible
    unix-like OS' on the market, that's why it has it's own rdate syntax
    which requires "-s" to "set" the system clock. Other Linux
    distributions, Debian for example, are more compatible and don't
    require "-s".

    Also, your installation may or may not have rdate installed by
    default. If not run "apt-get install rdate" on Debian or "rpm -i
    rdate" on RedHat.

    One nice thing about Solaris is that command line flags don't change
    with the seasons, and key utilities don't disappear on the whim of
    some inadequately supervised 23 year old with the authority to drop
    rdate from the default package list (because everyone should use
    ntpdate instead...)

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