Manual Reference Pages - RDATE (8)
- set the systems date from a remote host
displays and sets the local date and time from the
host name or address given as the argument.
The time source may be an RFC 5905 protocol SNTP/NTP server
or an RFC 868 TCP protocol server,
which is usually implemented as a built-in service of
uses the RFC 5905 SNTP/NTP protocol.
The options are as follows:
to use IPv4 addresses only.
to use IPv6 addresses only.
call to gradually skew the local time to the
remote time rather than just hopping.
Correct leap seconds.
This should be used only when synchronizing to a server
which does not correctly account for leap seconds.
Use SNTP (RFC 5905) instead of the RFC 868 time protocol.
This is the default.
This protocol counts 32 bits of seconds from January 1, 1900
and will rollover in March 2036.
Use an RFC 868 TCP protocol server instead of SNTP.
This protocol is obsolete as it is not capable of representing
dates past January 19, 2038 03:14:07 GMT.
Do not set, just print the remote time.
Do not print the time.
Always show the adjustment.
record of date resets and time changes
To get the legal time in Germany, set the
and issue the following command:
The command of course assumes you have a working internet connection
and DNS set up to connect to the server at
in Braunschweig, Germany.
Visit the GSP FreeBSD Man Page Interface.
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