Setting the time on a dial-up

Nik Clayton nik at
Sat Jan 22 09:52:36 GMT 2000

On Fri, Jan 21, 2000 at 10:12:46AM +0000, Mike Bristow wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2000 at 07:56:36PM +0000, Ben Smithurst wrote:
> > > Nik Clayton wrote:
> > > 
> > >> There are a couple of other machines on the same network, and I'd like
> > >> them to sync their time to the dial up machine.
> > > 
> > > man timed
> > 
> > sorry, I guess I was a little too quick answering that. :-) timed will
> > not help of course if you have Windows PCs or anything, 
> I /think/ tardis (probably available on places like and
> suchlike) can sync to time sources on port 37 (`time').

Possibly it can.  I've been using tardis when the FreeBSD box was running
xntpd, and it worked very well.  However, it doesn't seem like it can 
sync to timed.


    % timed -F `hostname`

on the Unix host, none of the options on tardis seem to let it sync.
Tardis can be found at

A quick

    % sockstat | grep time
    root     timed    64832    3 udp    *.525                 *.*

shows port 37 doesn't seem to be involved anywhere.

Any thoughts?

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