: what does Solaris use to sync time from other
: machines, I can't find any references to time
Look at 'rdate'.
: daemons or anything... My sparc has kept time
: flawlessly for years and suddenly thinks it's
: about 6 hours later than it is. I had assumed
: it was matching time with other servers on the
: networks time services, but I guess it isn't as
: all my linux machines have the right time,
: but solaris doesn't. Is this beyond the scope of solaris
: and I should get nist or something similar?
We have ntp software installed on a server. This software
will synchronize your clock with the time servers you
specify, quite accurately I might add. The software and a
list of time servers near you are available at:
We then use the rdate command in crontab to sync the rest of the
workstations with our local time server. rdate is not as accurate, but
being fractions of a second off is not unreasonable in most applications.
rdate is also available on linux (fyi).
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