• Subject: RE: AS/400 Time Server Software (Was Re: Daytime Service on the AS/400)
  • From: "Goodbar, Loyd (AFS-Water Valley)" <LGoodbar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 15:12:55 -0500

There are programs for this. On the PC, TARDIS can be used to 1) get the
time from a time server and update the clock, and 2) act as a time server
for other computers. It's companion program, K9, is a client-only program
that receives time data and updates the clock. Specifically, K9 listens for
NTP messages. 

The K9 program has included source (k9linux.c) and could be a start for
porting a client service for the AS/400. These programs can be found at
http://www.kaska.demon.co.uk 

TARDIS and K9 are shareware programs, and are extremely reasonably priced.

OT: Does anyone know the status of Dr. Who? Last I heard, it was going to be
produced in the US....

Loyd

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phil Hall [SMTP:hallp@ssax.com]
> Sent: Friday, 05 November, 1999 12:44 PM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Cc:   bparis@sccmail.com
> Subject:      Re: AS/400 Time Server Software (Was Re: Daytime Service on
> the AS/400)
> 
> Bill,
> 
> > Well, it turns out that the ClearTracs can poll for time using the
> > implementation spelled out in RFC868. I'd like to use our AS/400 as the
> time
> > server, offering its time to any device when port 37 is opened. I've
> looked
> > around on the net looking for such a program but there is nothing to be
> > found.
> 
> the 'time' and 'ntp' services support on Unix is wrapped up in the actual
> 'inetd' program - most ported implementations of inetd also wrap these
> services in inetd too, this is why you'll have difficulty finding source
> code for these two services as separate entities.
> 
> I'll have a look (or you could get your programmers to) to see if the
> functions that support these two services is easy to rip out into
> standalone
> programs for the AS/400.
> 
> --phil
> 
> Phil Hall
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