I have a small program on my Win2k box called Atomic Time Check, which
checks an atomic clock through the internet, and adjusts my system clock to
Is there anything like this for Linux?
I'd like to set my system time on a linux server, i.e. pick it up
from some central clock on the internet. The government, weather
research labs, etc. have them, and is there a way to run a chron job
to get the real world time and then adjust its clock to that?
The next problem is getting all the other [W2k and Linux] boxes
on my network to pick that up.
I slogged through "man timed" and SuSE's web page and didn't find
anything promising. In fact, it sounds like timed just gets all
the linux machines on the network syncronized with each other, rather
There is a win95 program (ftp.atomtime.com) that I found on cnet,
but nought for linux. Any pointers?
P.S.: It also occurs to me that this might not work anyway, if there
is sufficient time lag between when whatever server sends the time
and my linux server gets it and sets itself?