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rdate(8c)																 rdate(8c)

       rdate - network date client

       /etc/rdate [ -s ] [ -v ] [ network ]

       The  command is invoked at boot time to reset the system date and time to the current network date and time.  The program sends a broadcast
       datagram packet on the specified network or on the system default network if no network is specified.  The program will then wait two  sec-
       onds for responses.  After that time, the arithmetic median of the responses is taken.

       -s The system date and time will be set to the median value.

       -v The time values returned by all responding hosts will be reported.

       In  order  for  to  determine  a  network time, at least one of the running hosts on the network must be running the internet time service.
       Machines with their own battery-backed-up time-of-day clock may not desire to set time in this manner.

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rdate - set system date from a remote host SYNOPSIS
rdate hostname DESCRIPTION
rdate sets the local date and time from the hostname given as an argument. You must have the authorization on the local system. Typically, rdate is used in a startup script. The inetd daemon responds to rdate requests. To enable inetd response, the lines invoking the time command in inetd.conf must not be com- mented out. USAGE
The rdate command is IPv6-enabled. See ip6(7P). ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWrcmdc | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
inetd(1M), inetd.conf(4), attributes(5), ip6(7P) SunOS 5.10 15 Feb 2001 rdate(1M)
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